Hi, I did an experiment in my room and set up an area to grow a plant. It did great at first but slowly died. I want to figure out why this happened so I can get a better understanding of plant care.
1) I used the Santino Self Watering Planter Asti 7.1 Inch (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01B2 ... UTF8&psc=1)
2) The lighting
I bought this stand (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0002 ... UTF8&psc=1) and bought the fixture for it (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003F ... UTF8&psc=1)
The bulbs I used where
- For Growth: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B013O ... UTF8&psc=1
- For Heat: https://www.amazon.com/Zoo-Med-ReptiHal ... +heat+bulb
The reason I added the bulb "for heat" was because I felt my room was cold throughout the day, and thought the heat would help the plant live because it would help evaporate the water since I felt the soil would be moist for too long and I wanted to prevent root rot.
3) The plant:
I watered the plant properly. So it was not a watering issue. I would feel the soil if it was moist and check the bottom of the planter to see if there was water collected etc.
The soil I used was Miracle Grow.
My question is, How important is the surrounding temperature when growing a plant. I feel like this could be the only possibility that lead to death. Perhaps my room was too cold at night when the house air was on.
Also I even added a small fan to mimic wind because I thought that dust perhaps was one of the causes, and perhaps wind would help strengthen the stem by mimicking a natural environment, but wind from my small fan on a timer changed nothing, as the plant continued to look weaker and weaker.