possible to get FREE WATER LOTUS SEEDS from the Garden Web
online. All you need to do is pay for shipping. Make sure
your seller is actually a water gardener with American grown
seeds. I say this, because seeds from Asia have been on the shelf for
an extended period of time and their germination rate is low.
Also, there is a good chance that although your seller might be from
the United States that he/she could have purchased imported
seeds. I purchase my
seeds from Karen at Wuv'n Acres.
She is friendly, knowledgeable, and very reliable too.
What to look for when shopping
for water lotus seeds
for the lotus "crown" in the picture if possible. This will let you
know if the seller knows the difference between a water lily and a
water lotus. (see pic on left)
2. If picture has a flower and leaves floating on
the water surface then it is NOT a water lotus plant. It is a water
"lily" plant. If the picture does not appear to be a lotus but a
lily plant instead, then the seller does not know his/her plants and
probably buys in bulk from Asia.
3. If the ad states that you will receive 100 seeds
for a low dollar amount, then it is NOT water lotus seeds.