Precise temperature control - with the easy to set digital thermostat you can select any temperature between 5-30 degrees Centigrade (+/- one degree). When the sensor registers the temperature has dropped below the set temperature it gently turns up the power to increase the heat without shocking the plants. When the sensor registers the temperature has increased above the set temperature it turns the heat off. This stable, gentle temperature control results in higher germination rats, faster growth and stronger plants.
Even base heat -the bottom tray of the Vitopod holds a sealed heating element across the whole area to ensure every seed tray receives the same level of heat, with no chance for hot or cold spots which could result in uneven plant growth. The Vitopod's even heat is achieved because the heating elements are tightly packed together and results in a higher success rate when germinating from seeds or growing on cuttings.
Exactly the right humidity - large butterfly vents in both the lid and sides of the Vitopod enable you to have maximum control over the humidity in the propagator. They allow you to release the condensation that can build up in the propagator without removing the whole lid - if high levels of condensation is allowed to remain within the propagator this can lead to seeds, young plants and cuttings rotting.
Growth enhancing lights - are now available as an optional extra. These Sunblaster Grow Lights have a nanotech enhanced reflector that reflects 99.9% of previously lost light, increases lumen availability by 300% and diffuses light deep into the plants leaves. In this way these lights help to create fast, healthy, reliable growth without legginess. When you choose a Vitopod with Lights you will receive two lights together with a pair of brackets which have been designed to hold the lights at the optimum level above your plants and which can be easily moved if you add additional layers to your Vitopod.
Long lasting - the crystal clear sides and top of the propagator allow maximum light to your plants and being UV protected will allow years of use without yellowing.
Available in two sizes:
Standard - Internal - 19¾in x 19¾in x 9½in high (50cm x 50cm x 24cm) / External 23in x 23in (59cm x 59cm) - large enough to accept two standard size seed trays.
Power - 50 watts.
Large - Internal - 19¾in x 39½in x 9½ in high (50cm x 100cm x 24cm) / External 44in x 23in (111cm x 59cm) - large enough to take five standard size seed trays.
Power - 100 watts.
Guidelines For Using Your Lights
Seedlings and young plants benefit from 12-16 hours of good light per day. You should aim to use your lights to achieve these daylight hours. So, in the Spring switch your lights on for 1-2 hours before sunrise and off 1-2 hours after sunset. You could automate this by adding a timer. On very dull, cloudy or overcast days you can leave the lights on for the full 12-16 hours whilst on very sunny days turn the lights off completely.
Don’t be tempted to leave the lights on 24 hours a day – this won’t benefit your plants as they need some periods of dark!