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re: Lotus

> From: AVukich at aol_com 
> Date: Tue, 4 Dec 2001 05:20:20 EST 
> While I can't say I've germinated lotus from the dried pods sold in florists 
> shops and craft stores I have germinated seeds from seed suppliers.The seed 
> coats are very hard so one must nick or file the seed coat until you see a 
> lighter area beneath the seed coat.This will allow for absrption of water.I 
> potted the seeds in individual 3 inch pots with a soil based mix and put them 
> in a heated (to 80 degrees) fish tankundeer flourescents...they grew within 3 
> days.   > Anton

Thanks.  I knew the seeds would have to be scarified, but I wasn't sure
what to expect.  So if they grow, how long before they outgrow a 20
gallon aquarium?  I guess eventually they would be transplanted into a
very large pot of muck instead of an aquarium plant.

Best regards,