Green Maiden Lotus
Category: Pond Plants
Facts about Green Maiden Lotus plant. The Green Maiden Lotus plant is an ideal plant for small ponds and tub gardens. This is the small variety of lotus plant that grows to a maximum height of three feet (.91 meters). The leaves of the Green Maiden Lotus plant attain a diameter that ranges from 18 inches to 20 inches (45 to 50.8 cm). The flowers of this lotus plant attain the maximum width of three inches (7.6 cm), and they will appear with the soft pink color at the time of blossoming and they change to the pale yellow color after three days of blossoming.
Ways to grow a Green Maiden Lotus plant
There are many different methods to plant the Green Maiden Lotus plant. Prepare the pot that you will grow the lotus plant. Fill the pot with the soil at a height of two inches (5 cm) of the pot which is less than five gallon capacity. If the pot has the capacity of more than five gallons (19 liters), you have to increase the filling height of the soil. Put some high-quality manure and spread all through the pot. The runners of the Green Maiden Lotus will look for the manure while they grow around the pot.
After placing the fertilizer in the pot, put some more soil such that there should be a space of about three to four inches (7.6 to 10 cm) from the top of the container. The space is provided because it will be more difficult for the runners to move out of the pot. Another reason to provide adequate space is that while the tubers start growing, they will push the filled soil in the direction of the top of the pot. Now, you have to either immerse the pot in the water or gently marinate the soil by making use of a garden hosepipe. You leave the soil to soak throughout the night.
The next day you plant the tuber by making a large trench with sufficient length for the tuber and keep the tuber in the trench and keep a U-shape wire or a small rock on the tuber. Pay attention to the growing tips, and ensure that the Green Maiden Lotus plant are facing upwards and place the wire or the rock on a region that does not have a growing leaf or tip. If you employ the wire, ensure that it is copper, so that it will not get rusted in the pond.