Lotus flowers are stunning and fascinating aquatic plants. They come in different colors and sizes. They are available in white, yellow, red and pink colors. Pink lotus flower meaning devotion and purity is the most attractive one.
Lotus makes your home look beautiful and flamboyant. Lotus plants are grown from tubers or seeds. Seeds get developed into tubers first. The following are the ways of growing lotus flowers at home.
⦁Growing lotus flowers from seed
You can file the seed tip by a layer with the help of a metal file. If the seed is not filed, then it can rot and may not grow. Put these seeds in the warm water. Don’t use chlorinated water.
Change the water on the daily basis and allow the seeds to sprout. After soaking, the seeds will absorb water and will gain weight. The seeds that float on water are infertile. You can file these floating seeds. If they don’t swell, you can discard them.
⦁Change the water
The seeds will sprout in 4-5 days of soaking. Change the water on daily basis. Allow it to grow till six inches. After that, they can be transferred into the pot. Pick the container of 19-11 liters capacity. This is to provide enough space for the plants to grow.
You can choose plastic bucket as they will keep the seedlings warm. Don’t make drainage holes in the container. By making the drainage holes, the plant can grow downwards. You must wrap a small amount of clay around the seeds. Don’t wrap sprouts.
⦁Make arrangements to grow the seeds
Fill your container with soil. You must add a part of river sand into two parts of clay. Fill the pot up to six inches. Place seeds in the soil. Sow them in the top layer of the soil. Also, put some soil on the seeds. Put the water in the 18 inches of shallow water. The temperature of the water must not exceed 21.1 degree Celsius.
⦁Grow lotus from tuber
Make the tuber float in a large container. You must fill the container with warm water. You can keep this container near the warm window. Change water in 7-3 days. Don’t keep tuber in direct sunlight. After the tuber gets sprouted, you may plant the lotus.
Select the container according to the size of the lotus. A small lotus gets fit into a small container of 2 gallons. Large lotus can be accommodated into 50- gallon container. Don’t make holes inside the container. The lotus can grow out of holes.
⦁Prepare the container for tuber
You must fill the container with soil. The dense soil must contain forty percent river sand and sixty percent clay. There must be the space of 4-1 inches between pot rim and soil tip. Put this pot in the shallow tank or pond. Place tube on the soil. Put the tuber horizontally.
The back part must face the wall of the pot, and the growing point must face the center. Now, keep the tuber inside the soil and wrap clay around tuber. The water must be slightly higher than the growing tip.
⦁Place the container in the pond
The leaves will develop on the growing tips. Small lotus plant requires 1-6 inches of water above the soil. Large lotus requires 3 feet of water above the soil. You must put a rock on tuber to avoid it from floating.
⦁Maintain the temperature
You must keep the temperature of around 21 degree Celsius. The plant grows at this temperature. Lotus flower love sun. You must provide the sufficient sun to your plants. Remove the foliage so that they cannot block the Sun. As the temperature reaches to 35 degree Celsius, provide some shade. The shade is required to prevent the leaves from burning. Remove yellow leaves and cut stems that are above the water.
Use pond tablets to fertilize your lotus plant. You can use these tablets when at least six leaves are sprouted from the tuber. Don’t fertilize in July as the plant will not get prepared for dormancy.
Caterpillars and aphids are the pests that can destroy lotus leaves. You can apply powdered pesticide to kill these pests.
Before the season of frost, you must reposition the container. You must place the container in the deepest area of your pond. You can also keep the container in the basement or garage.
⦁Plant lotus in early spring
Spring is the best time to place tuber in the container. This season marks the beginning of new growth. Always use soil that is a mixture of river sand and clay.
Create an organic garden at your home and grow lotus plants. Lotus brings peace, prosperity, and sereneness to your house. Follow these methods to grow this sacred flower in your home.