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FutureStarrLotus Seeds for Sale or
We’re selling a lot of them. And, according to our technology suppliers, they are selling like hotcakes.So you’ve been to Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, you’ve delighted in the fragrant and showy blooms of the lotus, and now you’re at home, wishing you had a piece of that paradise to enjoy every day. Well, this post is for you. If you’ve got a sunny spot, a large pot, and a handful of lotus seeds, you can grow your very own mini oasis of lotus with these instructions below. We’re going to teach you, step by step, how to prepare and grow your own lotus from seed!
The lotus we provide in our seed packs and the lotus you are most likely to find available for purchase are the Sacred Lotus, Nelumbo nucifera. These are tall, blush pink flowers with large fan-like leaves that rise out of the water. It’s an ancient flower, native to a broad region of Asia and beloved by many Asian cultures, as a symbol of purity, peace, and resiliency. These lotus are cyclical and die back with the seasons, only to reemerge in the spring when the water temperature increases!Lotus thrive in warm water but need room to grow, so finding the right pot is the key to success. We recommend that the smallest vessel for your lotus be no less than 12” deep and 24” wide. And good soil is essential in making sure your new lotus roots thrive rather than rot! Be sure to have a mixture rich in sand and clay with little organic matter. Regular potting soil is rich in organic material and will float to the top of your pot or pond rather than settle to the bottom.
Sacred to Hindus and Buddhists, the Lotus is the national flower of India. This hardy aquatic plant is native to southern Asia and Australia, but they can be grown in nearly any temperate climate under the right conditions. You can grow lotus from seeds or from tubers. If you grow lotus from seeds, they typically will not flower in their first year.Next time try soaking all seeds in potassium permanganate for five minutes just before planting. This will kill off many of the microscopic organisms that cause early plant die off. Mix just enough PP into a small amount of water to turn the water dark purple. You can also use PP to sterilize the soil, but it should be rinsed before using it. Another option is just baking the soil in an oven to 250 F. Keep seedling submerged in pond water (not chlorinated) until it opens leaves on the water. If your area is extremely dry, you may not be able to keep the young plants alive; all lotus originate in humid conditions. (Source: www.wikihow.com)