Table Lotus blooms are a delightful display of ruffled petals that are beautifully layered in shades of cream, pink and darker pink throughout the simply scrumptious, double-flower! Dark-red outer edges adorn the outer petals, while light-green, bubbled carpels and darker green foliage make this a very desirable selection! Wonderful in containers on the balcony, a sunny step or in pots on the patio! Table Lotus grows 1 - 3 feet tall when planted in very wide (14 - 24 inches) or wider containers.
Plant your lotus tuber in the month of May, after all danger of frost has passed. Plant in a wide (14 inches to 24 inches wide or wider), shallow container using heavy loam soil. Dig a trench across the surface of the soil and gently place your lotus tuber in the trench, being careful not to break or damage the growth tips. Cover the tuber with a couple of inches of soil, leaving the growth tips exposed. Add three or four inches of water above the soil and place in a sunny location outdoors. (Lotus need 8+ hours of sunlight 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 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 to four fertilizer tabs into the soil near the roots of your lotus being careful not to damage the roots. Do this once a month during the growing/blooming season (June through September). Your lotus should grow and bloom the very first year!