Ai Jiangnan Lotus
Ai Jiangnan Lotus is a sparkling little specimen with bright-yellow blooms tipped in pastel shades of pink and green! Lovely green foliage makes a nice contrast to the sunny yellow blooms! Ai Jiangnan Lotus is a bright, sunny addition to your water garden feature! Grows 1 - 3 feet tall in very wide (16 - 30 inch in diameter containers)
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Plant this splendid specimen in the month of May, after all danger of frost has passed, when nighttime temperatures are consistently 50 degrees or warmer. (Lotus may be stored in the crisper of your refrigerator until proper planting time in your area). Plant in a wide (16 - 30 inches wide or wider), 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 while leaving the growth tips exposed. Add a couple of inches of water above the soil and place in a sunny location outdoors. Like most aquatic plants, place your lotus in still water. Lotus will rot when placed near splashing water! (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 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 the 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! *Also, Never plant your lotus near splashing water as the lotus tend to rot with splashing water on the leaves!