Lips Red Lotus
Lips Red Lotus will add some drama and excitement to your water garden this year! Amazing rich color on the multi-petal blooms of this extraordinary lotus specimen. Flowers on the Lips Red Lotus are large, showy, and drenched in color! Lips Red Lotus will be the centerpiece in your pond or water garden. Lips Red Lotus looks great when placed in containers on your deck or patio. Lips Red Lotus grows 3 - 4 feet tall in wide, shallow containers.
Plant in a wide (24 - 48 inches or wider), shallow container using heavy loam soil. Dig a trench in the surface of the soil and place the lotus tuber in the trench with the growth tips pointing up. Cover with two or three inches of soil while leaving the growth tips exposed. Add a few inches of water above the surface of the soil and place your container in full sun. Lotus need 8+ hours of sunlight daily. In a week or so you will have coin leaves on the surface of the water, a week or so after that you will have aerial leaves growing out of the water. Once you have aerial leaves, it is time to fertilize your lotus.
Fertilize your lotus by simply pressing 4 to 6 fertilizer tabbs into the soil near the roots of your lotus, being careful not to damage the roots. Do this each month from June through September, as this is the growing/ blooming season for lotus. Lotus are very heavy feeders, we recommend Waterlily World Fertilizer Tabs + Humates for optimum growth and best bloom. Your lotus should grow and bloom the very first year!