Pond Lotus in San Diego

chezronAugust 2, 2014

How does pond Lotus do in San Diego? I bought a big beautiful one at Walter Andersen's and it is slowly dying. I have it in my pond. Is it the pH? It is in full sun. My water is alkaline.

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hoovb zone 9 sunset 23

What is your water temperature in your pond?

    Bookmark   August 3, 2014 at 7:54PM
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terrestrial_man(9)

How deep do you have the plant??

    Bookmark   August 5, 2014 at 5:05AM
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chezron

The soil surface is 3-4" below the water surface. I don't know the water temperature. My pond is four feet deep and is in full sun. The high temperature is around 92F and low around 70F. A pond store representative thought my pH is too high. It is 7.8 or so. She also thought the plant is getting too much sun and not enough fertilizer.

    Bookmark   August 5, 2014 at 1:50PM
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musaboru(Inland Calif.)

What kind of soil did you use? Did you use clay from the yard or some sort of bagged soil? Gravel? Sand?

    Bookmark   August 6, 2014 at 12:23AM
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