HOW TO GERMINATE LOTUS SEEDS
are many ways to germinate lotus seeds! Look at your seed, there is a small
brown spot which is the resting bud, this is where new leaves will grow. It’s a
good idea to mark this side up before sowing so you can tell which way is up
when planting. The best time to germinate your lotus seeds depends on whether
they have been presoaked or not. If the brown spot has turned green, there is
no need to presoak if it is still brown soak your seeds overnight in tepid
water (moderately warm/lukewarm) before sowing.
STEPS TO GERMINATE
help your seeds germinate you can poke a small hole into the soil or add a
layer of sand to the top of your potting mix, add water and allow this to drain
1. Fill a pot with sterile potting mix
and tamp down to remove air pockets. Then place your lotus seeds on top so that
the brown spot is facing downwards and cover with a thin layer of fine grit or
2. Water the pot well, allow the excess
water to drain off, and then put the pot in a tray containing roughly an inch
of water. As the seeds begin to germinate it will produce a small taproot which
can be damaged by direct contact with the soil. Keeping the young shoots above
water until the first leaves appear will avoid this problem and give you time
to harden off your seedlings.
3. Place in a bright but not sunny
position, out of direct sunlight to avoid scorching, until the brown spots turn
green, then plant in its final container or into your pond.
SEEDS FOR GERMINATION
To cut lotus
seeds, keep them in water for a week or two. This will allow the embryo to
fully develop on the inside without growing into the seed on the outside. After
this time has passed, gently slice off one end of your seed with a sharp knife,
being careful not to damage the young plant inside. Put it straight into your
pots or ponds.
WAYS TO GERMINATE LOTUS SEEDS
1. Sow your seeds in spring into
individual pots of moist, well-draining soil. Make sure that the growing medium
is not waterlogged as this may cause the roots to rot and the stem to collapse.
2. Add peat moss or sand to the potting
mix as an extra protection for your seedling’s delicate tap root. This will
also help aerate the growing medium and improve drainage as well as preventing
it from becoming waterlogged.
3. If you are planting several lotus
seeds in a single container, leave at least two inches of space between each
seed so that they will not compete for resources.
4. Place the pot in a tray of water and
maintain the soil’s moisture until your seeds germinate, then remove it from
the tray and allow excess water to drain off. You can tell when your lotus
seeds have sprouted when you begin to see their leaves emerging through the
surface of the soil.
5. Keep your lotus seedlings in a cool,
partially shaded location until you are sure they have become established and
are growing well.
6. You can transplant your young lotus
plants into your pond as soon as their leaves begin to show signs of drooping
from the weight of the water. Allow them to become fully submerged before
7. Add a slow-release fertilizer to your
pond water every two weeks during the growing season or apply liquid fertilizer
weekly when they are in their pots.
8. Feed mature lotus plants with
balanced plant food once per month.
All seeds will come in a
resalable plastic zip lock bag wrapped in a protectant so the seeds are not
damaged by shipping machines. Also included with the seeds are planting
instructions. All seed packets contain
no fillers or other weeds or seeds mixed in. Most have been harvested by hand
& all test at a high germination rate.
All seed counts should be considered estimates as the
seeds is packaged by hand, there is 2-3 more or less in a bag. We do our
best to ensure accuracy and will often add extra seeds. However, all estimates
Seeds will ship without tracking
numbers. Items will be shipped 1-3 business days of receiving payment. Plants
will be shipped via USPS. Shipping usually takes anywhere from 3-5 days.
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All seeds have been
test sown to ensure germination. Please familiarize yourself with growing
conditions and instructions for your seeds before you plant them, as all seeds
are different. Basic growing instructions can be found under each listing.
We Cannot Guarantee
how much you will be able to grow, as too many variables come into play,
soil condition, your ability to garden, weather etc. I guarantee that they
arrive as described and are in good viable condition and the germination rates