It can be sowed at any time of the year, just keep the water temperature and enough sunshine; it takes only 50 to 60 days from sowing to blossoming, a little longer in autumn (60-80 days), no dormant period.
Break a little shell on the sunken end of the seed; do not hurt the embryo, do not peel:(Please refer the picture for reference)
In summer, immerse the seeds in water. put seeds indoor and change the water twice a day, it may germinate around 1 week; After that, put it towards the sun, enough lighting and never let it dry which is a must. It will outgrow fine root and 2 to 3 young lotus leaf after two weeks
Choose a proper basin, put in half basin of garden soil more included in clay soil is better. If you can use “Mud Soil” it is more suitable for the Lotus ponds. Soil without any chemical pollution, immerse the soil with water but no fertilizer 2 weeks before you transplant the plant; carefully transplant the seedlings into the soil, each one basin, proper of water after transplanting(not over the lotus leaves)
5.Autumn and winter management:
2-3 weeks after transplanting, fertilize the plants properly.