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Old 28-03-2003, 04:08 PM
ande
 
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I am soon to receive a bowl lotus. Has anyone here had any experience with
this type of lotus? I want to plant it in a container on my deck. I live
in North Carolina and am wondering if it is OK to place it outside at this
time or should I wait until it warms up a bit more. Any other advice would
be appreciated also.



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Old 28-03-2003, 04:20 PM
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Do you know the zones your bowl lotus is
listed for?




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Old 28-03-2003, 04:32 PM
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It's hardy to zone 5.

"K30a" wrote in message
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Do you know the zones your bowl lotus is
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Old 28-03-2003, 04:56 PM
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It's hardy to zone 5

Now what zone are you?
hmmm, then I think the next question is 'do
you know what its growing conditions were before
it comes to you?'
As in, was it in a greenhouse?
You'll want to match its current conditions to your current conditions.
If it was in a greenhouse you would want to slowly prepare it for life outside.
Give it a few hours a day to get used to the change. Don't rush.

I am zone 7 and my zone 5 lotus, (also a deck dweller) doesn't begin to
show life until May and I still have to be watchful of night conditions if I
don't want the first few leaves to get bitten. (I'll stick a clean peanut
butter jar over the emerging leaves at night.)


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Old 28-03-2003, 05:44 PM
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Thanks for the info. I am also zone 7. It's been in the 70's here during
the day and not dropping past the lower 40's at night. I am keeping an eye
on the extended forecast though. Do you leave your lotus on the deck year
round or do you move it in somewhere for the winter?

"K30a" wrote in message
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It's hardy to zone 5

Now what zone are you?
hmmm, then I think the next question is 'do
you know what its growing conditions were before
it comes to you?'
As in, was it in a greenhouse?
You'll want to match its current conditions to your current conditions.
If it was in a greenhouse you would want to slowly prepare it for life

outside.
Give it a few hours a day to get used to the change. Don't rush.

I am zone 7 and my zone 5 lotus, (also a deck dweller) doesn't begin to
show life until May and I still have to be watchful of night conditions if

I
don't want the first few leaves to get bitten. (I'll stick a clean peanut
butter jar over the emerging leaves at night.)


k30a





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Old 28-03-2003, 06:08 PM
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Ande wrote Do you leave your lotus on the deck year
round or do you move it in somewhere for the winter?

I leave it on the deck.
It is in a fairly large container between a container of black rush and marsh
marigold and a container of cat tails.
This is its third year.
First year I planted the seed and got pads on the surface of the water.
Second year it sent up pads on the water and a few arial leaves.
This year it should send up a flower!!



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Old 30-03-2003, 04:56 AM
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I am soon to receive a bowl lotus. Has anyone here had any experience with
this type of lotus?


I have not heard of bowl lotus....Is it the same as teacup lotus ....a VERY
small lotus? If so I am told they are extremely diffacult to grow. Jerri

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Old 31-03-2003, 07:32 PM
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Hi Jerri, I believe the bowl lotus is probably different from a teacup. I'm
not possitive though. The bowl lotus is supposed to have a leaf span of
about 9". They are supposed to be easy to grow and hardy to zone 5. From
what I have learned they originated in China and got their name because they
are small enough to be grown in bowls. I have been told that they can be
grown well in a 10" pot. This is my first attempt at lotus and I was trying
to gather as much info as possible to make sure I do a good job.


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I am soon to receive a bowl lotus. Has anyone here had any experience

with
this type of lotus?


I have not heard of bowl lotus....Is it the same as teacup lotus ....a

VERY
small lotus? If so I am told they are extremely diffacult to grow.

Jerri


http://www.fringeweb.com/Ponds/JerrisPond


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Old 01-04-2003, 02:08 AM
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The bowl lotus is supposed to have a leaf span ofabout 9"

I think then that my chawan basu and baby doll would fit into that
catagory....both very easy to grow....They are my 2 favorite lotus of the 6
different kinds I have.....Jerri

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Old 23-04-2003, 01:08 PM
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I am in Zone 6. I will be receiving a lotus soon. This is my first lotus. Any
tips anyone can share??


Thanks,

Sacha




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Subject: lotus question
From: "ande"
Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2003 12:39:16 -0500

Thanks for the info. I am also zone 7. It's been in the 70's here during
the day and not dropping past the lower 40's at night. I am keeping an eye
on the extended forecast though. Do you leave your lotus on the deck year
round or do you move it in somewhere for the winter?

"K30a" wrote in message
...
It's hardy to zone 5

Now what zone are you?
hmmm, then I think the next question is 'do
you know what its growing conditions were before
it comes to you?'
As in, was it in a greenhouse?
You'll want to match its current conditions to your current conditions.
If it was in a greenhouse you would want to slowly prepare it for life

outside.
Give it a few hours a day to get used to the change. Don't rush.

I am zone 7 and my zone 5 lotus, (also a deck dweller) doesn't begin to
show life until May and I still have to be watchful of night conditions if

I
don't want the first few leaves to get bitten. (I'll stick a clean peanut
butter jar over the emerging leaves at night.)


k30a








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