Ancient Capital New Beauty Lotus is a beautiful, classic, single-petal lotus drenched in shades of crimson-red! With Ancient Capital New Beauty Lotus, you can look forward to blooms all season long! Tall lotus make a great focal point in ponds or in large containers on your deck, terrace or patio. Tall/Brilliant-Red/Single
How to plant your lotus
Plant your lotus in a wide, shallow container (24 - 48 inches wide, or wider) using loam soil. Fill your 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. Take care not to damage or break the growth tips. Cover the lotus tuber with an inch or two of soil while leaving the growth tips exposed. Add 4 - 5 inches of water above the soil and place your lotus container in a sunny location outdoors. Lotus need 8 - 12 hours of sunlight daily to grow and bloom. In a week or two you should have coin leaves growing 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 growing out of the water, it is time to fertilize your lotus. We recommend Waterlily World Fertilizer Tabs for optimum growth and best bloom.
How to fertilize your lotus
Once you have aerial leaves you may fertilize your lotus with 1/2 the recommended dose of fertilizer. Two weeks after the first dose you may fertilize your lotus with the recommended dose of fertilizer. After this, you should fertilize your lotus once each month throughout the growing/blooming season. The last dose of fertilizer should be used in early September--this allows your lotus to go dormant naturally.
*Please read our complete planting instructions in the Lotus Planting Guide we send with every lotus order.