Titan Lotus is a Tall, Brilliant Red, Single Petal Lotus. Bold and commanding, this SPECTACULAR lotus, in shades of brilliant-red with classic, single-petal blooms held high above the handsome, green foliage. Bright- gold stamens and gold receptacles contrast well with the brilliant-red flowers! OUTSTANDING in ponds or large containers on your deck, terrace, balcony or patio! Titan grows 4 - 5 feet tall in very large, wide containers (24 - 48 inches wide) or wider. TITAN LOTUS IS ALWAYS A CUSTOMER FAVORITE!!!
Plant your lotus tuber by the end of May, when all danger of frost has passed. Plant in a wide (24 - 48 inches wide or wider), shallow container using heavy loam soil. Dig a trench in the soil and place your lotus tuber in the trench being careful not to break or damage the growth tips. Cover your lotus tuber with soil but leaves the growth tips exposed. Add four to six inches of water above the soil and place your container 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 growing on the surface of the water, a week or so 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 four or 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!