Yellow Albizzia / Sweet Acacia Lotus
Yellow Albizzia / Sweet Acacia Lotus is an Exquisite of Bowl to Dwarf Lotus in size, this a sweet, delicate little lotus in shades of pale- yellow with a whisper of green in the petals. Sweet Acacia Lotus is a beautiful addition to your deck or patio when placed on tables in ornamental containers. Sweet Acacia Lotus blooms a little later in the season (Mid to late summer) but is well worth the wait! Sweet Acacia Lotus can grow 1 - 2 feet tall when planted in very wide containers. Sweet Acacia Lotus may be grown as an Exquisite Of Bowl Lotus when planted in smaller containers.
Lotus Planting Instructions
Plant this precious little gem in an 11 to 20 inch wide, shallow container in the Month of May, after all danger of frost has passed. Use heavy loam soil, digging a trench in the soil and placing the lotus tuber in the trench. Cover the tuber with soil while keeping the growth points exposed. Be careful not to break or damage the growth tips. Add three inches of water above the soil (replace all water lost through evaporation throughout the season) and place in a sunny location outdoors. (Lotus need 8+ hours of sunlight to grow and bloom) In a week or so 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 water. Once you have aerial leaves, it is time to fertilize your lotus
Lotus are very heavy feeders! We recommend WATERLILY WORLD FERTILIZER TABS + HUMATES for optimum growth, best bloom and ease of use. Simply press three or four 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!