Easy Way to Growing Lotus From Seed in Home Garden

There is no aquatic flower more beautiful than the lotus. The lotus is the most familiar flower to people, many consider this flower to be sacred The lotus flower represents both gentle, calm peace and a new beginning. This flower is native to Southeast Asia. The lotus is the national flower of India and the lotus is considered the sacred flower of Gautama Buddha.

Lotus seems to be an aquatic flower that every garden owner wishes for. Many people want to grow lotus plants for rooftop gardens or as a hobby, so many people spend money and collect lotus plants in large tubs from nurseries. So, let’s know the Easy Way to Growing Lotus From Seed in Home Garden. Wondering how to grow lotus flowers without a pond? But by following a few methods, you too can grow lotuses in the roof garden very beautifully.

Easy Way to Growing Lotus From Seed in Home Garden

How to grow a lotus plant:

Lotus plants can be grown in two ways: firstly from seed and secondly from tubers.

All the processes from seed to plant are mentioned below:

First you can collect seeds from any nursery or online. When buying seeds, collect dark, heavy, plump seeds.

Timing is very important for lotus planting. If not planted at the right time, good flowers will not come. So seeds should be collected from any nursery or seed bank or nursery store in late February or early March. If you can’t find lotus flower seeds anywhere, you can look for seeds online. Several methods are used to grow seedlings from seeds. A seed has two parts. One back side and one front side The front side should be rubbed on a piece of paper or cement wall without rubbing the back side.

Easy Way to Growing Lotus From Seed in Home Garden

If you look at the picture above, you can understand how much to rub on which side. Now put the seeds in a small pot with water. The right time for planting seedlings is the first or second week of March, If sunny weather is available, seedlings will grow well and flower in 70 to 75 days. I planted the seedlings in August to test myself, and I found the growth was not to that extent. It is better not to plant new trees at this time.

After grinding the seeds, put them in a container with some water. Place the container in a location that receives sufficient light. As soon as the seeds are placed in the pot, some will sink in the water. Two may float. If they do not sink within two days, then you will know that they are wasted seeds. Seeds that are sinking are more likely to germinate.

Easy Way to Growing Lotus From Seed in Home Garden

Change the water in the pot every day. Try giving tube water, not any chlorinated water container, as chlorinated water is not suitable for lotus seed germination. The water temperature should be +20 to +25 degrees. After the fourth or fifth day, the seeds will start sprouting. On the 7th to 10th day after germination, the seeds should be placed in a large glass jar or container that holds a little more water. As the seeds grow, roots begin to emerge from the seed pods. Seedlings should be potted when two leaves and sufficient roots emerge.

Pot Selection :

In general, the bigger the space you can give the lotus plant, the better. When choosing a tub or pot, remember the large water plant we are going to do in a small space in our home. Therefore, as large and deep a container as possible should be selected. At least 10 to 20 inches deep and 18 to 25 inches in diameter should be taken.

Soil Preparation for Lotus

Preparation of soil:

Clay soil is required for lotus plants. Prepare the soil by mixing well organic manure with clay soil and plant the lotus plant with roots in deep water. But best of all, it is better if you can collect the soil of the pond, In this case, let’s say that the soil should be muddied. You will see that the water in the pot has become clear after a few days. When the leaves start to grow, the lotus plant with the roots should be transplanted into deep water. Clay, pond sand, clay loam, and loam soil are good for lotus but clay soil and pond sand are best. Clean the weeds before using the soil. Leave the container in a semi-shaded place for 5 to 6 days.


After 7 days the pot should be placed in a place where it gets direct sunlight. Rotten and old leaves should be kept clean regularly. The pot should be kept in a place that gets at least four to six hours of sunlight throughout the day. All day sun is even better. There is no need to change the water every day. Let the water over-flow. It should be remembered that in the lap of nature, this is how the lotus flower adorns itself.

Plant food:

It should be remembered that excessive fertilizer should not be applied in the early stages of lotus plant growth. After planting the tuber, when at least 8–10 lotus leaf stands emerge from the runner or a lot of thick leaves are seen emerging from the seed plant, the first stage fertilizer can be applied. Small leaves are called coin leaves. These leaves will float to the surface of the water as they begin the process of photosynthesis to provide energy for growth.

Within a few days the first aerial leaves will emerge from the water. At this point you will start raising the water level in the container. Be sure to plant smaller varieties of lotus in shallower water than larger varieties.

Water application:

Lotus plants do not need to change the water in the pot, just let the pot overflow. But keep in mind that the water in the container should not be too hot during the summer.

Pests and Diseases:

Lotus plants are relatively pest-free, but they can be susceptible to fungal diseases. If you notice any yellowing or browning of the leaves, it may be a sign of disease. You can treat the plants with a fungicide to help control the problem.


Different varieties of lotus flower:

There are several distinct cultivars of lotus blossoms, each possessing their own distinctive attributes. Listed below are a few of the most well-liked types:


Nelumbo nucifera lotus
Nelumbo nucifera

This is the most ubiquitous breed of lotus, also referred to as the Indian or Sacred Lotus. It features large pink or white flowers and is frequently used in religious and cultural observances.

Nelumbo lutea Lotus
Nelumbo lutea

This lotus type is indigenous to North America and is also known as the American Lotus. It has yellow flowers and is frequently spotted in shallow, muddy waters.

Nelumbo komarovii Lotus

Nelumbo komarovii

This lotus variety is native to China and has pale pink flowers with a yellow core. It is commonly employed in conventional Chinese medicine.

Nelumbo Mrs Perry D Slocum Lotus
Nelumbo ‘Mrs. Perry D. Slocum’

This hybrid lotus bears greenish-yellow flowers and is recognized for its distinctive hue. It is also a favored selection for water gardens.

nelumbo green maiden lotus
Nelumbo ‘Green Maiden’

This hybrid lotus bears greenish-yellow flowers and is recognized for its distinctive hue. It is also a favored selection for water gardens.

Nelumbo Momo Botan
Nelumbo ‘Momo Botan’

This Japanese hybrid lotus displays bright pink flowers with a white core and is a preferred option for gardens and aquatic displays.

Nelumbo Empress Lotus
Nelumbo ‘Empress’

This mixed breed lotus displays sizable, creamy white flowers with a pink core and is recognized for its sweet aroma.


With proper care, lotuses from tubers and bole varieties flower in 50 days and from seed in 60 days. Guppy fish should be released for mosquitoes.


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