One of the
most beautiful flowers is the Lotus. People who love gardening have all types
of plants in their garden. We love producing the flower of love –Rose. Some
plant different kind of flowers also. But the flower that enhances the garden
is the Lotus.
In Hinduism Lotus symbolises divine, immortality in humanity and divine perfection. It is the attributes of the sun and the fire gods. It represents purity of the body, speech and mind in Buddhism.
There are two species of the exotic flower - the Asian Lotus and the American Lotus. The huge leaves are borne on strong and thick stems that rise up to a metre above the water. They get settle and rest on the water after a few days.
It is very easy to plant the flower in your garden though it requires a little care. Warmth is very essential for the growth of the flower from the very beginning. The root of the lotus is known as the tubers. If the tubers are too cold it may cause the tubers to rot before it takes roots. Once the tuber is ready for planting, plant the flower but the location of the planting should be sunny place far from flowing water.
Next you have to take a pot, as the growth of the lotus depends on which it is planted. Fill the chosen pot with soil and the tuber. After that you can place the pot into the water garden. It should be 6-12 inches below the water surface.
Lotuses are very slow- growing plants initially. The young leaves will start out by floating on the surface. It may take 2- 3 weeks after being planted. You can also start feeding the plant after this if you want to.
Special care must be taken during the winter season. You can lower the container to the bottom of the water. This will make your lotus to survive in the chilly weather.
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