How to plant Sacred lotus
The Nelumbo or Sacred Lotus, are robust and vigorous plants and their cultivation is very simple. Many varieties can stand the cold and can be grown even in a small tub or bowl. In summer produce many flowers that emerge from the water a lot, they are the aquatic plant par excellence.
As for the water lilies, there are varieties NANE, SMALL, MEDIUM and LARGE. Each size has the dimensions of the pot more suited to do develop correctly:
- Variety NANE: Diameter from 15 cm to 35 cm
- Variety SMALL: Diameter from 35 cm to 50 cm
- Variety MEDIUM: Diameter from 45 cm to 75 cm
- Variety BIG: Diameter from 60 cm to 120 cm or more.
When planting the rhizomes:
Nelumbo are water plants that go dormant during the winter, they form tubers that overwinter in the mud and resume to vegetate at the beginning of March. The best time for planting rhizomes runs from mid-March to mid-May, before the plant has finished the present nutritional reserves of the tuber.
What you need:
For planting successfully, a rhizome of Lotus Will Need a few simple things:
- A pot or bowl without holes as in the picture:
- A handful of manure pelleted of good quality
- A sheet of newspaper or paper towel
- The soil of field
How to prepare the pot:
Take a sheet of paper and place a handful of manure (pelleted of good quality) at the center, then wrap it up in order to form a ball:
Place the fertilizer balled up on the bottom, in the middle of the pot:
Now fill the jar with soil's field for 2/3
Now place the rhizome at the center of the vessel, with the tips upward and add an inch of the ground to hold it.
The result will be this:
Now you just need to slowly fill the jar with water.