Prepping Lotus Plant for the Winter


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I've had my lotus for 2.5 years and it has basically gone dormant for the winter. I wanted to split the tuber and store it away until spring, but I'm not entirely confident on how to do so. Does anyone have experience with this or know how to properly split a tuber and prep it to be stored for the winter?
Any guides and/or videos are also welcome. Thank you in advance
 
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calling @mrsclem , oh @mrsclem ; be ye available to help this poor lass/laddie out, don'tcha know??


Perhaps @addy1 can come down from her Castle-on-a-Hill for just a wee moment????

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Hello @greatbarrierreef - I have a lot of lotus but have never divided them in the fall. I always do mine in the spring so I an see where the grow points are. There are a lot of good videos online that show how to divide lotus tubers. Can you just bring the pot in or put it deep into a pond? You just need to make sure it does not freeze solid.
 

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Mine run free, in their own pond, so I have never divided them.
 
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Mine run free, in their own pond, so I have never divided them.
why do I suddenly hear Andy Williams' 'Born Free' echoing among the hallowed halls of GPF???


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why do I suddenly hear Andy Williams' 'Born Free' echoing among the hallowed halls of GPF???


[I'll stop you right now; no, they haven't upped my meds and no, I don't wanna lie down, and for sure no, I don't see nothing but 4 fingers when you hold up your hand. Sheesh! What's a guy gotta do to get a few saltines around here?]


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Are you sure? They were only holding up 3 fingers btw!
 
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why do I suddenly hear Andy Williams' 'Born Free' echoing among the hallowed halls of GPF???


[I'll stop you right now; no, they haven't upped my meds and no, I don't wanna lie down, and for sure no, I don't see nothing but 4 fingers when you hold up your hand. Sheesh! What's a guy gotta do to get a few saltines around here?]


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lOOKS LIKE @brokensword DESIRE TO COME UP WITH AN EMOGI TO Squre me has created a monster
 
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