A heating mat for plants may sound like an extravagant purchase but you’d be surprised to know just how crucial a role they play for some growth rooms. A lot of you have no idea what a heating mat even is.

Those who do are probably wondering why you should get one when heaters are an option. Let’s say you do decide to get one; how do you get one right for your plants? 

Once you find that criteria, where do you find a mat that ticks all the boxes? That’s where Grow Shop Ireland comes in. We offer premium mats which you won’t find anywhere else. But we’re getting ahead of ourselves…

What Even Is A Heating Mat And Why Should You Get It?

For starters, a heating mat as the name suggests is a mat with heating elements that keep the plant or soil warm. This isn’t revolutionary technology but it comes in super handy in colder climates where heat is a commodity.

Some of you may be thinking why you shouldn’t just purchase a heater. Firstly, they are a lot more expensive. You wouldn’t buy a sous vide machine to boil eggs now, would you?

Secondly, heaters change the temperature of the entire room and so you can’t grow plants with different heat requirements. The mat can be placed in specific areas to habilitate the growth of different plants in the same room.

So all in all, a heating mat is a smart purchase. But it does need to be a well-thought-out purchase. But what do you need to think about?

The Factor To Consider Before Getting A Heating Mat

Just like any other product, you need to think about why you are buying a heating mat before heading to our store and ordering one. We’ll help you build this buying guide.

Firstly, you need to find out what temperature you need the mat to reach. All mats can not reach incredibly high temperatures and some plants simply need that to grow. You need to know if you are the owner of one of those plants.

Next, you need to check the temperature of your soil. If your soil is already hot, you probably don’t even need a heating mat for the time being. 

While we’re on the subject, we would like to bust a prevalent myth. The wetness of your soil has nothing to do with its temperature. Wet soil is just as hot or cold as bone dry soil.

Lastly, you need to take into account the durability of the product. A heating mat is probably going to be used frequently so you want one that will last.

How Our Heating Mats Meet These Standards

Grow Shop Ireland is dedicated to giving you what you deserve. Our heating mat for plants is made with all the aforementioned factors in mind. Don’t believe us? Give it a tryout. If we are wrong, you can return it for all your money back.