Check Out This Article in the Spring Water Garden Journal

Growing Lotus:

Tips from Around the World By Laura Bancroft.

During a presentation at the 2022 IWGS Symposium in Florida, Laura Bancroft revealed the collected wisdom on growing lotus (Nelumbo), gathered from over thirty growers around the world.

Growing Lotus Tubers

Lotus are an aquatic perennial, whose growth is controlled by temperature and sunlight. The temperature and day-length both determine when a lotus tuber will break from winter dormancy. Growing from tubers is vegetative reproduction, and gives exact genetic clones of the parent plant. Most rhizomes are sold with at least 2½ sections of tubers (2 internodes).
Temperature: • The optimum temperature for growth is … (to read the entire article, go to Please note that you need to be a member to access the entire Journal content as well as all previous Journal publications.