Choosing which lotus to purchase amongst the many varieties may be the most difficult part of the process. When making this decision be sure to keep in mind the size of pot you will be using. even if you have a large pond, it is important to plant the lotus in a pot then place the pot into the pond. The four lotus I choose are ment to grow happily in medium to large pots. Take a look at how the tubers are packed and what to expect when they arrive.
When purchasing pots be sure there are no holes or drainage spouts. Standard plastic pots from any home improvement or garden store should be fine, however there are many beautiful decorative pots available if you have a higher budget. Below take a close look at what the tubes look like when they are unpacked and ready for planting. The next post will go into detail on how to prepare the soil and planting the tubers for optimal growth.
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