The lotus is a beautiful, delicate plant that usually grows in reservoirs. And now you can plant it at home. The lotus grows in water, it is a perennial plant that will delight the eye every day. Plant 6 rare types of flowers in a pot on a window or in a garden. You will get a lovely landscape and decor with this colorful flower.
The home method of growing seeds that allow the flower to adapt to the climate is not quite suitable. Such plants are more viable to drought or cold snap. First, you need to choose the right planting material. To have a chance of success, you must have hard black nuts with such parameters:
Lotus seed the size is approximately 1x1. 5 cm; pericarp — durable woody.
Seed pre-need to scarify, saw rough sandpaper with a blunt end. Next, find a container — transparent container: 90-120 cm in diameter, 25-30 cm in depth. For dwarf varieties, you can take the packaging to a smaller volume. Do not use wavy or square containers. Young shoots of the plant can break, resting in a corner. This will cause significant harm to the Lotus.
After that, you can start planting:
First, take a small jar. Fill it with half warm water (+18...+25°C).
Put the seeds down and wait. At room temperature, the first root will appear for 5-6 days.
After 2-3 weeks after germination, Lotus seeds can be transferred to a large container. Deepen them in peat on 6-7 m. Leaves should remain above water. Below the root tuber didn't come up during the procedure, you can press it flat with a rock.
Follow the growth of foliage — the water should be poured regularly to floating leaves that remained exactly on the surface of the water. If the leaves drown — Lotus dies.
Seed germination in water:
The container should stand in a Sunny and warm place.
Then the flower can simply be transferred to a summer pond or left in the format of a houseplant. The optimal time for your final move — is 5-6 surface of the leaves. Previously over a plant tuber, it is necessary to pour a little earth or gravel.