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How to Grow Lotus Flower Tubers in a Pot

sunflower lotus flower at Jim Thompson's house in Bangkok
Featured today are the Lotus Flowers photographed from Jim Thompson's House in Bangkok, Thailand. I should say, a mansion that has been converted into a tourist attraction. We took the river boat provided by the Hilton Hotel Millennium Bangkok to the sky train station to the MBK area, walked through the city streets, and sometimes alleys to get to this place. It took the five of us about an hour in the hot July heat before we arrived at the front gate, but, the prize was worth it. As you can see, we were greeted by the beautiful Lotus Flowers, and were fortunate enough to be able to gazed our eyes upon their beauty.

Of course, Jim Thompson's house has many more beautiful treasures, but these Lotus Flowers are definitely a nice bonus for me.

The Lotus Flower's Uniqueness
The Lotus Flowers symbolize long life, good health, the utmost honor, and best of luck. Lotus Flowers are also admired for their rarity. They grow in muddy water, or a lot of water. Their leaves and huge flower-petals sit on top of the water surface, while their roots are bury under the soil. The extraordinary behaviors of the Lotus Flowers allow them to fold-up and hide underwater at night, then rises again on top of the water surface at dawn. Asians, and Buddhism believe the unique trait of the Lotus Flowers provide them protection from the impurity and contamination. This particular type of Lotus Flower is called Sunflower. See below how the Lotus Flower tubers look and How to Grow Lotus Flower Tubers in a Pot.

sunflower lotus flowers growing in a pot

pink and white lotus flowers in a pot

grow pink and white sunflower lotus flowers in a pot

How to Grow Lotus Flower Tubers in a Pot

1) Find at least a 12 inch diameter pot and filled with soil. Leaving six inches of room from top of pot to soil. 
2) A healthy Lotus Flower tuber has to have two nodes (the white sections), with at least one spike of growth (the brown). 
3) Bury the Lotus Flower Tuber with the spikes facing up. 
4) Fill the pot with water so that you have achieved 3 to 4 inches of water above the soil surface. 
5) Option: You may lightly spread some small stones on top of the soil, then (proceed with step 4) fill with water from three to four inches above the soil. 

placement of lotus flower tubers in a pot

Photo credit last photo: www.glenbogal.co.nz 
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    1. I like the Sundlower type of Lotus, they are the richest in flower petals.

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  2. Beautiful lotusflowers! And interesting information.
    You ask me if it is wine i make in my bloggpost. It is not. It is a juice of blueberry, black crowberry and red currants that I've found in my forrest. My first homemade juice :)
    Have a nice sunday!

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    1. I am glad you found the info on Lotus Flowers interesting. They are like a living organism, protecting themselves at night when it is dark and uncertain.

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  3. Wonderful flowers and picts ..
    ... my flowers are here for Tina`s Weekendflowers
    http://happy-hour-with-picts.blogspot.de/2013/08/weekendflowers.html

    Cheers, Heidrun froma Bavaria - Augsburg

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    1. These flowers are unique. I love finding meaningful and rare subjects to share.

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  4. A wonderful post, very interesting to learn of this place. The lotus flowers are gorgeous! Beautiful colors! Thank you so much for sharing with Today's Flowers and wishing you a great week :)

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    1. If I can get my act together and work on the photos, you might be able to see more of the vacation of a lifetime we took.

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  5. Lotus is considered sacred even in India. This post is cool, I will certainly try to grow Lotus at my home!
    Thanks for sharing, have a lovely week ahead Amanda :)

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    1. Awesome to know that about lotus. Because of their enchanted behaviors, they should be considered sacred.

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  6. The end result looks fantastic....lovely colors!

    Happy Sunday,
    Ruby @ Starry Universe

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    1. I can't wait to grow my own in my backyard.

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  7. Great information and beautiful flowers.

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    1. Thanks for visiting. The Lotus Flowers are very unique as well.

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  8. These images are enchanted! Thank you for your info!

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    1. Thank you, I didn't do too great of a job. I assure you they are much more heavenly in person. Like some god sent happiness.

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  9. great post! the lotus flowers are very pretty!

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    1. These are such unique flowers. I admire them for that.

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  10. How exquisite! Thanks for sharing the love up-close with I Heart Macro:-)

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    1. Thank you for stopping by. I appreciate the compliment, given it isn't quite macro, but I wanted to share the beauty of the lotus.

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  11. Your lotus flowers are SO pretty!
    Thanks for sharing your post with us at Inspire Me Monday at Create With Joy! :-)

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    1. Sunflower Lotus are the prettiest of all lotus flowers.

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  12. They are absolutely gorgeous, and I love the combination of colors!

    Fantastic information on lotus flower!

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    1. yes, pink and white, how could you go wrong. They are so lovely aren't they?

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  13. so beautiful, I love them, but have not tried at all growing them.

    PS...so love the new look of your blog, so organized with the tabs

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    1. I don't have any to start either, but it seemed like it would do well in my backyard.
      Thanks for the compliment. I like the new look too. It's saving me a lot of work.

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