Lotus Plant Description
Ancient Capital Maple Leaf Lotus is a tall, deep-red lotus with luxuriant, magenta-red blooms that adorn this magnificent specimen! Yellow-gold receptacles and handsome green foliage add just the right touch on this impressive lotus variety!
How to plant your lotus
Plant your lotus in wide, shallow containers using loam soil. Fill the container 2/3 full with loam soil. Dig a trench across the surface of the soil and gently place your lotus tuber in the trench, taking care not to break or damage the growth tips. Gently cover all but the growth tips with an inch or two of soil, leaving the growth tips exposed. Add 5 - 6 inches of water above the tuber and place in a sunny location (8 - 12 hours of sunlight daily) outdoors. In a week or two you should have coin leaves 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. We recommend Waterlily World Fertilizer Tabs for optimum growth and best bloom.
How to fertilize your lotus
When you fertilize for the first time, use 1/2 the recommended dosage. Fertilize a second time two weeks after the first fertilizing with the recommended dosage of fertilizer. After this, fertilize once a month throughout the growing/blooming season. Fertilize for the last time in early September as this will allow your lotus to go dormant naturally.
Please read our complete planting guidelines included with your lotus order.