My Dog Ate My Lotus Tuber!!!
I ordered a new lotus tuber and have had it for a few weeks now. I floated it in water for a week, then planted it in a pot with some water, but had to take it inside with the recent cold snap.
Today we're back up in the 60's and sunny, so I took the pot out to the patio for a good soak in the sun.
Less than 3 hours later...the lotus had disappeared. I found a portion of it with some leaves still intact a short distance from the pot, and finally found evidence of what happened...the leaves were on a mat that the dogs like to lay on a little ways away. The culprit was found laying in that same spot later - my 6 month old boxer puppy.
The small portion that broke off seems to be in ok shape, there are still a few shoots and none seem damaged. I am crosing my fingers its ok...that lotus was expensive!
The pot has now been moved to the middle of the bog until I can find a better place that's puppy-proof.
Lesson learned: dogs like lotus too!