Red Beijing Lotus
RED BEIJING LOTUS is one of the most outstanding lotus varieties that we sell! AMAZING, bold, red, single petal blooms tower above the lush green foliage on this SPECTACULAR lotus! This will be the centerpiece of your pond or an exciting addition when place in large containers pool side or on your patio! This classic, red, single-petal flower is simply awesome! Red Beijing Lotus grows 4 - 5 feet tall when grown in very wide (24 - 48 inches wide or wider) containers. Order Early--sure to be a sellout!
Plant your lotus tuber in the month of May, after all danger of frost has passed. Plant this beauty in a wide (24 - 48 inch or wider), shallow container using loam soil. Dig a trench in the soil and place the lotus tuber in the trench, being careful not to break or damage the growth tips. Cover all but the growth tips with soil and add four to six inches of water over the soil and place your lotus in a sunny location outdoors. (Lotus need at least 8+ hours of sunlight per day to grow and bloom!) In a week or two you should have coin leaves on the surface of the water. A week or two after that, you should have aerial leaves growing out of the soil. Once you have aerial leaves, it is time to fertilize your lotus.
Lotus plants, including Red Beijing Lotus, are very heavy feeders! we recommend WATERLILY WORLD FERTILIZER TABS + HUMATES for optimum growth, best bloom and ease of use! Simply press four to six fertilizer tabs into the soil near the roots of your lotus being careful not to damage the roots. Do this once a month throughout the growing/blooming season (June through September). Your lotus should GROW and BLOOM the very first year!