2021 Shadow Lotus has bright-red flowers that dance in the wind on sunny days! The single-petals blooms are simply a delight with the bright red color splashed across the petals and accented with sunny-yellow centers! The lotus flowers are held above the foliage and command your attention at every turn! Shadow Lotus grows 2 - 4 feet tall and adds excitement to your water garden or pond!
How To Plant Your Lotus
Plant your medium sized lotus tuber in a wide container, 18 - 30 inches wide, using loam soil. Add three inches of water above the soil and place your lotus container in a sunny location outdoors. Lotus must receive 8 - 10 hours of sunlight or more to grow and bloom to their maximum potential. Do not fertilize your lotus until you have aerial leaves growing out of the water.
How And When To Fertilize Your Lotus
You must wait until your lotus has aerial leaves growing out of the water before you fertilize your lotus. Lotus are very heavy feeders that must be fertilized to grow and bloom. Use 1/2 the recommended dosage for your first fertilizer application. Fertilize every three week thereafter. Your last fertilizer application should be in early September. This will allow your lotus to go into dormancy naturally.
We recommend Waterlily World Fertilizer Tabs for optimum growth, best bloom and ease of use. Simply press the tabs into the soil near the roots of your lotus, taking care not to damage the roots.
*Please see our 'Complete Lotus Growing Guide' included with your lotus purchase.