The Average Temperature for Plants to Stay Alive

Plants adapt to climate conditions all over the earth, from the palm that thrives in the desert to the poppies of the freezing arctic. While there is no single average temperature for plants to stay alive, tender plants such as orchids need temperatures above 40 degrees Fahrenheit, while hardy spinach can survive temperatures in the mid-20s. Specialized grasses such as hot springs panic grass can survive temperatures of up to 140 degrees.

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Rogue Parrish has written two travel books and edited at the "The Baltimore Sun," "The Washington Post" and the Alaska Newspapers company. She began writing professionally in 1975. Parrish holds a summa cum laude Bachelor of Science degree in journalism from the University of Maryland.