Ideal temperature and humidity

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I decided to upgrade my winter setup for my tropicals from being in windows to a grow tent and light. This will hopefully allow for really good control over both temperature and humidity for the next few months. So assuming you could keep temp/humidity at any level you want for your tropicals, where would you keep it? Right now I am working with mostly ficus, bougainvillea, and p afras with a few other random species mixed in.
 

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I think you will find that there is a difference between these species.

But.. 25+c (77+F) as daytime temperature and for tropicals from moist regions, 80% humidity based on impressions from spending time in several tropical regions in the world. Probably would not make it much warmer than 30C (86F)
 

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ficus, bougainvillea, and p afras
These three plants don't require a lot of humidity, though Ficus can vary significantly according to variety / species.
Be sure you put a fan in your tent. I run a fan in my tent 24/7. I also have a vent fan if humidity gets too high. I do not seal the door completely either. It is always unzipped at least at the bottom and usually up the side a bit.
 

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I think it depends on the species. For me I'd like to keep the trees at the average low temperature from where they came. Tropicals need a winter rest period too. They don't like persistent spring/summer temperature all that much either. They depend partly on the temperature for their growth behavior. I don't want to confuse them too much.
 

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From a biological perspective 27°C shows the most activity in all plants.
From an economic perspective, 24°C - 25°C is just fine.
 

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There is no place on Earth to the best of my knowledge that doesn't have a rest period/non-growing season. It's winter at the extremes of the wobble, and winds that shift in more equatorial regions bring dry instead of cold. The endless summer doesn't exist.
 

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Many region's seasons are determined by rainfall instead of temperature. This is true of the equatorial regions.
 

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Many region's seasons are determined by rainfall instead of temperature. This is true of the equatorial regions.
True. I spent quite a bit of time near the equator. Still there is that rest period in the dry season.
 

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