Sacred Lotus is a tall, pink, single petal lotus in shades of pink. Second or third day flowers may fade to white. The lotus flower exudes beauty and grace. The Sacred Lotus is revered in many countries throughout the world, often symbolizing the seat of Buddha and many Hindu deities. It is the most important flower in Eastern Cultures and is often the symbol of peace, purity, devotion and new beginnings. Grows 4 - 5 feet tall when planted in very wide containers
Plant your Sacred Lotus Tuber in a wide, shallow container (24 - 48 inches wide) using loam soil. Dig a trench in the soil and gently place your Sacred Lotus tuber in the trench, taking care not to break or damage the tuber. Cover all but the growth tips with an inch or two of soil and gently add a couple of inches of water above the soil. Place your lotus container where it will receive at least 8 hours of strong sunlight per day, outdoors. DO NOT fertilize until you have aerial leaves growing out of the water. Once you have at least two aerial leaves, you may 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 the fertilizer tabs into the soil near the roots of your lotus, taking care not to damage the roots. Do this once a month throughout the growing/blooming season (June through August). Your Sacred Lotus should grow and bloom the very first year!