The same method is finding increased favour in Great Britain, to the supersession of the old hot-water footwarmers.
The Plant Stove differs in no respect from the greenhouse except in having a greater extent of hot-water pipes for the purpose, of securing a greater degree of heat, although, as the plants in stove houses often attain a larger size, and many of them require a bed of coco-nut fibre, tan or leaf mould to supply with bottom heat, b: !, b a somewhat greater elevation may perhaps be occasionally required in some of the houses.
Artificial heat applied to the roots, called by gardeners " bottom-heat," is supplied by fermenting materials such as stable manure, leaves, &c., or by hot-water pipes.
A hot-water pipe f should run along both sides of the pathway, close to the front ledge of the lowest beds.
It resembles in many points the one-pipe low pressure hot-water system.