Gardening Tips For Divine Blue Lotus

The sacred lily of the Nile is said to be very symbolic in the Egyptian art. The extracts are said to relieve stress and that is why they are used in abhyanga massage, basti treatments, the arts, and yoga. It is believed that these Blue lilies are drought tolerant and are most common landscaping plants. Here are some tips to grow divine blue lotus.

Tips to grow divine blue lotus are:

1. You will need: Blue Lotus seeds, rich clay soil mixed with black cow manure, pots, newspaper, sand, and water.

2. Climate: Best season to grow blue lotus (Nymphaea caerulea flowers) is spring so plant them in sunny place in medium clay loam. (Note: the blue lilies grow well along the lakes and rivers in wet soil conditions so you can as well plant them at the sides of your garden pond.

3. Planting: Firstly, line all the clay pots with newspapers so that the soil doesn’t drain out while watering. Fill all the pots with clay black cow mixture. Plant the seeds in the soil. Spread an inch of sand on the soil layer so that the mud doesn’t get dirty. Submerge the soil layer completely in water (water temperature needs to be above 65-75 F).

4. Maintenance: The Bluewater lilies love high-quality fertilizers so they need to be fed once in every month. If there is the growth of green algae due to fertilizers, it is fine as the water lilies would have already absorbed the required nutrients. The growth of water lilies is very rapid and they soon develop rhizomes so it best to move them to larger pots once they start getting bigger. For Aphids, spraying water on the plants and flowers will keep them away. You can also use some organic pesticides.

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