Since I posted lotus painting today, I too would like to share my experience of growing the lotus seeds.  I have been drawing lotus for years so naturally I am a bit curious of how to grow the lotus. Two months ago I bought 20 pieces of lotus seeds from the internet.  I learnt how to grow them from youtube. But unfortunately, I mishandled the first 10 seeds. They all died in the first few weeks. Now I was more careful of the last 10.

It is very easy to grow lotus seeds. You just need to soak them in warm water for a few days. But before you soak the seeds, they need to be scored by grinding/sanding the end of the seed (the pointed end) until you see the white part. This is to help water to sip in seeds and plants to grow.

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Changed the water every day with new warm water then placed them in partial sun. They need warm temperature to grow.  After a few weeks when the roots established, you can plant them. Plant them in clay like mud soil.

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Because I want to contain the lotus not to grow all over the big container, I used two containers: one is for the lotus, the bigger one is for my guppy fishes.

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Within a month, you will see all leaves start to grow.  Now all I have to do is enjoy the plants grow.  I believe it will bloom next year this time.  Please do not feed the fishes.  They help eat the mosquitos.

Happy Wednesday!

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