Nelumbo Nucifera In Tropical Climate

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  1. tropical

    tropical Active Member 10 Years

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    Caribbean, West Indies
    I'm just not sure where to post this and am hoping there are some tropical climate gardeners out there who can help me.
    I want to know how often Nelumbo Nucifera (sacred lotus) bloom in a tropical climate. If you had a large water garden with 15 of them, would they flower constantly or do they take a rest or break in certain seasons. I'm just wanting a rough estimate. The climate I'm in (Grenada) has a rainy and dry season. Also, does the water have to be fertilized or does it just eventually fertilize itself?

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  2. lorax

    lorax Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    Toronto, Ontario
    I've seen everything from constant bloom to wet-season only bloom, and I have no idea what the deciding factor is.

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