Gardens Growing lotus plants
HAVE tried to grow lotus plants on several occasions and always
seem to fail. Is there a secret?
are notoriously tricky things to grow. This is odd because, once
established, they do so well that they can become a pest! Barerooted
plants are available early in the season, but it's very easy to
damage the growing tip (and if you do, they will never grow). Potted
plants are a better proposition - although dearer.
Lotus plants do not like
to be planted too deep and are truly tropical plants, so the more
sun and heat, the better. They also dislike wind and are gross feeders
so feed, feed, feed for the best results!
Gardener, Issue 90, 2002, Page 20
Reproduced with permission from the former Weekend Gardener magazine. The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the RNZIH.