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nelumbo lutea (lotus)


By Gray

nelumbo lutea (lotus)

Seed set in 2011, overwintered in greenhouse and now has first aerial leaf.

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Is that a heater or an airator on the side?

12 Jun, 2012


It is a Trace Heating Element, often used by Plumbers to stop pipes from freezing. It emits about 8w/m, and the 2m around this pot keeps the water at about 24-28 C. I may switch it off if it ever gets hot here !

13 Jun, 2012


Thanks for that Gray.

13 Jun, 2012

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