On the Winter Solstice eight weeks ago, I planted five 15-year-old lotus seeds. They rapidly germinated and sprouted, filling a small aquarium. Now they are producing lovely circular leaves. In a couple of months I’ll move them outside.
The older unfolding leaf had a black spot on it at the stem, barely visible in the picture above. The newer leaf, below, looks much healthier.
Underwater, the 20-odd stalks tangle into a maze.
Another look at the newest leaf:
I am running the aerator more now in the Lotus’ aquarium, and have begun changing a quart of the water at a time, frequently, to keep any diseases at bay.
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