Vitopod Heated Propagation Units function like little greenhouses, helping you to quickly root cuttings, properly establish seeds, harden off young plants ready for transplanting, develop early vegetative growth and overwinter at the end of a crop. That’s the very definition of ‘multi-purpose’ for you!
Showcasing truly intelligent design work, each smart-looking Vitopod propagator evenly distributes heat across the floor section to ensure that all of your plants benefit from the warmth produced, whilst a user-friendly digital controller lets you precisely set the desired temperature anywhere between 5oC and 30oC. However it is the unique ability to add side panels and create extra levels – thereby increasing the overall height of the growing enclosure – that really sets this range of propagators apart from the rest! Now you can actually make adjustments to your system to match and accelerate the development of your plants! In addition to the aforementioned benefits, there are large vents on two of the side panels and the roof of each Vitopod heated propagator that will open and close for the management of humidity, as well as a handy ability to flat pack away when not in use. Vitopod dimensions appear towards the bottom of the page, scroll down or click more information.
- Kit Contains
Two different-sized Vitopod Propagation Units are available in terms of floor space, you then just need to choose whether you want either a single layer or double layer version as your starting point. Separate extension kits that provide all the parts to build a new layer and go even higher can also be purchased.
Dimensions are as follows:
- Vitopod 1 Heated Single Layer Unit: 56cm (Length) x 55cm (Width) x 24cm (Height)
- Vitopod 1 Heated Double Layer Unit: 56cm (Length) x 55cm (Width) x 39cm (Height)
- Vitopod 2 Heated Single Layer Unit: 111cm (Length) x 58cm (Width) x 23cm (Height)
- Vitopod 2 Heated Double Layer Unit: 111cm (Length) x 58cm (Width) x 39cm (Height).
- How to Use
To set up your Vitopod Propagation Unit, first find a location with an even surface, good natural light and access to a power supply. Next plug the temperature controller into the mains supply and connect it to the Vitopod Propagation Unit via the relevant port. Feed the temperature sensor wire through one of the vents and place the end of it at least 2.5cm away from the side of the Vitopod Propagation Unit. Finally set the target temperature on the temperature controller. As your plants begin to grow, gradually open the vents and remove the lid to manage humidity.
- Q & A
Questions and Answers (1)which is better to use for growing cuttings heated or unheated propagators ThanksMost people do not have a requirement for a heated propagator due to the ambient temperatures of their growing environment. However, if you are growing in a particularly cold place then a heated prop might be right for you. Ideal propagation temperatures are between 21oC - 26oC.
Written by PN | 20 Jul 2011