Lotus Tubers and Runners
Lotus tubers vary widely in size and appearance depending on the variety. Rhizomes, or tubers, from ornamental varieties are usually small and may be no larger than a pencil in diameter while some of the edible varieties have very large tubers. In the pictures below the rounded sections of the tuber are called internodes. The place where two internodes join is called the node. The growth tips come from the node and will eventually becomes leaves or flowers.
A healthy tuber is usually firm to the touch with one or more growing tips for leaves and flowers. Be very careful when handling the tuber because breaking the growing tips will slow the growth of your lotus and in some cases will keep it from growing at all. The tuber should not be allowed to freeze.
If you plant your lotus in a pot with holes and drop it into your ornamental pond there is a good chance that the lotus will escape through the holes and grow to fill a large portion of your pond.
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