Water Lily which is also known as lotus, are symbolic in both the ancient and modern world. They are celebrated for their beauty and immortalized in art and religion.
They also serve an important purpose in aquatic biological ecosystem. Water lilies spread across the water‘ssurface, filling it with color and vibrancy while keeping the pond and the creatures in it safe and healthy.
Water lilies provide shade to maintain the water temperature during the hot summer and help to keep the algae growth down. Their shade also protect aquatic creatures and keeping the water clean and clear, by absorbing nutrients in the water that would normally feed these undesirable green plants.
Who doesn’t want a yard with a small pond in which to grow water lilies?
But when we live in a small apartment this dream seems impossible! Well, not really. We can grow our own water lilies in pot! See how easy it is.
How to Grow Bonsai Water Lily :
1. Sowing: It is easy to grow and can be planted at any time, with the water temperature is kept above 16 °C, and the sufficient amount of sunlight is required.
2. Seed germination: Soak the seeds in water at 20 °C - 30 °C, change the water twice a day, and leave them about 1 week. After 2 weeks, it will grow fine roots and a few young lotus leaves.
**Remember to place them in the place which facing to the sun during growing process.**
3. Transplantation: Select the appropriate pot and fill in with soil that without any chemical contamination. Immerse the soil in water for 2 weeks before transplantation without applying fertilizer. After 2 weeks, the transplanted seedlings can be moved to the soil, then transfer to a deeper or wider space and fill with an appropriate amount of clear water.
**Make sure the water level do not exceed the leaves after transplantation.**