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Milberger's Nursery and Landscaping
3920 North Loop 1604 E.
San Antonio, TX 78247

Open 9 to 6 Mon. through Sat.
and 10 to 5 on Sun.

Three exits east of 281, inside of 1604
Next to the Diamond Shamrock station
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Lotus tubers are very fragile; please unpack and handle with care. If the growing tip is broken, the tuber is useless. The lotus tuber resembles a banana in appearance. We ship the tuber or a strong heavy section of the runner. Lotus cannot be transplanted with leaves and flowers intact.

As for a container for lotus, the larger the better. A container the size of a tub would be a minimum for large lotus. The dwarf lotus can do well in small containers. Lotus should not be planted out of a container in a small pool unless you want them to take it over. Growing time is from early spring through late summer. They will go dormant in late summer and remain so through the winter. They are hardy and will reappear in spring.

Use good garden soil only. Do not add manure. Fill tub or box half full of soil and add one cup of 10-10-10 fertilizer per bushel of soil used. Fill container to approximately two inches from the top. Plant tuber horizontally like a hardy lily. Cover the thickest part of the tuber with two inches of soil but keep the growing tip one-half inch above the soil. Place a flat rock or brick over the covered section of the tuber to hold it in place until it is well rooted. Add a one-inch layer of washed sand or gravel but do not cover the growing tip. Lower the container into pool to a depth of six inches over the plant.

Lotus-Nelumbo Nucifera
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