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Old 02-06-2003, 06:32 PM
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Default Lotus question, newbie to lotus

I bought a "Rosea" lotus, nelumbo nucifera, is what the tag says, I put it
in a 6 inch deep pot about 16 inches across, set it on a milkcrate so it's
about 4 inches below water surface, it was in what looked to be potting soil
or top soil in a 1 gallon container, left it in that stuff because they told
me the roots we very tender and easily damaged, surrounded it with yard
clay/soil and then covered the soil, not the growing parts, with pea gravel.
Fresh transplant so do I fertilize yet, it has four leaves, floaters, and
one new stem coming up after 3 days. How did I do with this, anything I
should change or do extra...Claude



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Old 02-06-2003, 06:56 PM
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Default Lotus question, newbie to lotus

Lotus are heavy feeders. I inserted a bunch of pond plant fertilizer tabs
down in to the soil around my tubers just as soon as I planted them. They
are now sending up aerial leaves.

D.S.


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I bought a "Rosea" lotus, nelumbo nucifera, is what the tag says, I put it
in a 6 inch deep pot about 16 inches across, set it on a milkcrate so it's
about 4 inches below water surface, it was in what looked to be potting

soil
or top soil in a 1 gallon container, left it in that stuff because they

told
me the roots we very tender and easily damaged, surrounded it with yard
clay/soil and then covered the soil, not the growing parts, with pea

gravel.
Fresh transplant so do I fertilize yet, it has four leaves, floaters, and
one new stem coming up after 3 days. How did I do with this, anything I
should change or do extra...Claude






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