Let me introduce my lotus and my self

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    Ardan Hernández

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    Hi.

    My name is Ardan, i am from Mexico.
    In 2014 i did my first attempt to lotus cultivation.Unfortunately 2014 was a year with a cool weather. The seed was born on 9 march. The plant was growing slowly. In june of 2014 the temperatures in the night fall to 58ºF. So, my lotus died.

    I thought the conditions of mi place not be adequate to the lotus. So i gave up.

    In september 2014 we had a warm fall.

    The last year was warm, and i thought: maybe this year the lotus can grow well. So i thought about all my mistakes of 2014 and i decided to start again the lotus cultivation in 2016.

    And i am lucky. This year is more warm that 2015. I scraped the seed on march. And the plant respond very well.

    l There is no a lot of information about lotus cultivation in spanish. The information that exist has many mistake and sometimes the information is contradictory. That was the reason that i started to read blogs, forums and documents in english about lotus. And i found this forum. And i decided to share with you the progress of my lotus. And i found this forum. And i decided to share with you the progress of my lotus and learn here.

    So this is:

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    26 march

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    15 april

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    27 april

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    10 may

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    20 may

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    25 may


    Tomorrow i going to take pictures to share wit you.
     
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    Beautiful! And welcome!
     
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    Welcome! I love lotus :)
     
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    Hello and welcome aboard! :)
     
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    WOW and welcome that is one healthy lotus ,Do you fertilize it like they say or just leave it to grow .What kind of soil are you using
     
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    lucky you! I tried to grow lotus from seed and none survive, so I gave up and just bought the tubing. Cant wait to see the flower!!
     
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    Very nice! great job getting it going.

    Welcome to our group! Glad you joined!
     
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    Thank you all

    Sissy: Thank you. I fertilize before to put the soil. I use 17-17-17. After put the fertilizer i put all the soil. The soil is like a some kind of clay between brown and red. like the picture (this pic is from web)[​IMG]

    Nepen: Thank you. This is may second time. Like you, my first lotus died. I am crossing my fingers.


    This is my lotus today:

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    I have lotus envy but the seeds we get here are sometimes lily seeds .I have the same barrels but in black .Is the tape arouynd to make them more stable or also to help warm them since I see it is silver
     
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    Sissy: it is aluminum foil. I put it because i thought the sun can burn the roots. I assumed that the sudden temperature changes could hurt the roots. On a sunny day the container is heat up and cool down at night. The aluminum
    reflects sunlight .

    Then I heard that black pots are better
    Next year I will try with black pots.
     
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    They are growing great so what you are doing is working!
     
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