Magnificent Lotus-The name says it all! Simply magnificent in every way. An impressive, tall lotus with brilliant-red, single petal blooms with golden receptacles and pink tipped anthers. Magnificent Lotus is really Spectacular! Flower petals are wide and drenched in brilliant-red color! Plate-shaped flowers are held above the emerald-green foliage. Magnificent Lotus will be the focal point in your pond or centerpiece in containers on your deck or patio! Magnificent Lotus grows to 4 feet tall or taller when grown in very wide (24 - 48 inches) containers.
Plant your Magnificent Lotus in a very wide (24 to 48 inches wide or wider), shallow container using heavy loam soil. Dig a trench in the soil and gently place your lotus tuber in the trench with growth tips pointed up. Cover the tuber with a couple of inches of soil leaving the growth tips exposed. Gently add 4 to 6 inches of water over the soil and place in a sunny location outdoors (8 + hours of sunlight daily). In a week to ten days you should have coin leaves growing on the surface of the water. In another week or two you should have aerial leaves growing out of the water. Once you have aerial leaves, it is time to fertilize.
Lotus are very heavy feeders. We recommend Waterlily World Fertilizer Tabs + Humates for ease of use, optimum growth and best bloom! Simply press 4 to 6 fertilizer tabs into the soil around the roots of your lotus, being careful not to damage the roots. Do this every month during the growing/blooming season (June through September). Your lotus should grow and bloom the very first year!