I just divided my lotus. Mistake?
This lotus was started from seed and this is it's third year. The recommended time to divide is in the early spring, but I knew this lotus must have been extremely crowded in it's small pot because it had stopped putting up leaves for over a month and seemed to have gone dormant.
I was afraid that it might be dying, so decided to go ahead and find out. I found out that it was just so crowded that the shoots were simply not able to find the way up to the top.
There were lots of good roots and many new shoots trying to grow. I made only three divisions, (but could have gotten even more smaller ones) and started three nice sized tubs of lotus.
Now, here's the question: should I keep these newly planted cuttings in the dark (to encourage a winter dormancy) or do I try to keep them growing? I plan to keep them all in an unheated garden house this winter. It stays above 55*F with lights on.
Thanks for any suggestions.