Star Of Green Lotus is a splendid, small, white lotus with grace and elegance and simply a whisper of green over the outer edges of the petals. A marvelous specimen when grown as an Exquisite of Bowl in a smaller container (11 inches wide or wider) or grows to 24 inches tall in a larger container (14 - 20 inches wide or wider) Star Of Green Lotus is always a customer favorite!
Exquisite of Bowl-Dwarf/White/Single
Plant your lotus tuber in May, after all danger of frost has passed.Plant in a wide (11 inches wide for Exquisite of Bowl, (14 - 20 inches wide, or wider for Dwarf lotus), shallow container using heavy loam soil. Dig a trench in 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 soil leaving the growth tips exposed. Carefully add three inches of water above the soil. Place your lotus container in a sunny location outdoors. (Lotus need 8+ hours of sunlight to grow and bloom) Remember to replace any water that evaporates from your lotus container. In a week or two you should have coin leaves growing 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. Simple press three 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!