May 16, 2022 3:43 am

Lotuses: encourage yourself to cultivate the sacred plant in your garden or balcony

Lotuses can grow in a pond in the garden but also inside a container on a balcony, patio or terrace. and bloom in summer as long as we take into account their requirements.

The lotuses are very demanding of nitrogen in the growth stage, so it is convenient to fertilize them from October to January once a month
The lotuses are very demanding of nitrogen in the growth stage, so it is convenient to fertilize them from October to January once a month

Its flowering begins in December and is maintained during the summer

A lotus flower grown on a terrace
A lotus flower grown on a terrace Kindness Camila Breton

the big secret To keep our pond healthy in summer it is simple: keep the water fresh. Especially when temperatures are getting higher.

The ideal is to keep the water below 20-25° C; this is a comfort temperature for plants.

Its white and compact flowers reach 15 cm in diameter.
Its white and compact flowers reach 15 cm in diameter.

The Nelumbo ‘Baby Doll’ it was developed by Perry Slocum in 1985; is a variety of small size, which reaches between 60 and 75 cm in height.

At the end of summer, its very small capsules with their seeds, which do not reach 2 cm in diameter, are striking. It is all small and very easy to grow.

Lotus seeds are collected after the summer bloom.  To speed up sprouting, it is necessary to scrape off the layer that covers them with sandpaper.
Lotus seeds are collected after the summer bloom. To speed up sprouting, it is necessary to scrape off the layer that covers them with sandpaper.Garden Magazine Archive

Harvested after the summer flowering, lotus seeds require certain care for their germination.

Reference-www.lanacion.com.ar

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