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Growing lotus from seed is a fairly easy gardening task and you should not hesitate to try this. It will more than pay for the effort in quickly increasing the number of plants you have for you garden. Hard Seed Coat Lotus seed is very hard and we generally like to carefully chip away a tiny portion of the hard seed coat so that water can penetrate. This can be done with a knife or small file – I prefer the file. Ensure you only cut through the outer coat and not into the white section within the seed.
Growing Lotus From Seeds
I like having lotus in my water garden areas and luckily they are easy to grow if you follow a few simple rules. Don’t expect too much from the first few leaves. The first small leaves were not impressive; they resembled very small water lily leaves. After two or three small leaves, a large leaf spike emerges reaching for the sky. Unfolding, this leaf should measure approximately twelve inches across and be held about twelve inches on top of the water. It resembled a huge, flattened soup bowl more than anything else and when it gets wet, the water simply rolls off the leaf.
Essentially, the lotus is a symbol of purity but it is rich in other associations.
From seed. Nic the loctus seed and put in a jar filled mostly with dirt and a little water. It should sprout in a few weeks.
The Lotus is a sacred flower for Hindus and Buddhists . It is symbolically equal to the Buddha for Buddhists. The Lotus (Nelumbo nucifera) symbolizes purity, beauty, majesty, grace, fertility, wealth, richness, knowledge and serenity.
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