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Pond Lotus in San Diego

Posted by chezron 10b (My Page) on
Sat, Aug 2, 14 at 13:46

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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RE: Pond Lotus in San Diego

  • Posted by hoovb z9 Southern CA (My Page) on
    Sun, Aug 3, 14 at 19:54

What is your water temperature in your pond?

RE: Pond Lotus in San Diego

How deep do you have the plant??

RE: Pond Lotus in San Diego

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.

RE: Pond Lotus in San Diego

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

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