2021 Prosperous Purple Lotus is absolutely majestic with breathtakingly beautiful blooms! Classified as a red lotus, this lotus is dark-pink with huge blooms fit for royalty! Outer petals are wide on this spectacular lotus with curly inner petals that are rich with dark-pink color! The anthers are creamy-white and receptacle are bright-yellow. The leaves on Prosperous Purple Lotus are huge! Prosperous Purple Lotus grows to four feet tall or taller and is outstanding in a large container or in your pond! Another fabulous find from Yileen Gardens in Nanjing.
How To Plant Your Lotus
Plant your lotus in a wide container using loam soil. For large lotus, the container should be 24 inches in diameter or wider. Add 4 - 6 inches of water above the soil in the container and place the container in a sunny location where it will receive 8 - 10 hours of sunlight daily. Do not fertilize until you have aerial leaves growing out of the water.
When And How To Fertilize Your Lotus
Once your lotus has aerial leaves growing out of the water, it is time to fertilize your lotus. Lotus are very heavy feeders. We recommend Waterlily World Fertilizer Tabs for optimum growth and best bloom. Your first does of fertilizer should be 1/2 dose. Every three weeks thereafter, fertilize your tall lotus with 3 - 4 fertilizer tabs. Do this until September, then allow your lotus to go dormant naturally.
*Please see our 'Complete Lotus Growing Guide' included with your lotus purchase!