Lotus Plant Description
Ancient Chinese Lotus is breathtaking in its simplicity! Large, angelic-pink, single-petal blooms adorn this tall lotus. Ancient Chinese Lotus will grace any water garden setting with large blooms, soft color and attractive green foliage. Tall/Pink/Single-Petal
How to plant your lotus
Plant your tall lotus in a wide (24 - 48 inches wide or wider), shallow container using loam soil. Fill your lotus container 2/3 full with loam soil. Dig a trench across the surface of the soil and gently place the lotus tuber in the trench, taking care not to break or damage the tuber. Cover all but the growth tips with an inch or two of soil, while leaving the growth tips exposed. Gently add 3 - 4 inches of water above the soil and place you lotus outdoors in a sunny area (8 - 12 hours of sunlight daily). In a week or so 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. Simply press the tabs into the soil near the roots of your lotus, taking care not to damage the roots.
How to fertilize your lotus
Once your lotus has aerial leaves, it is time to fertilize your lotus. We recommend a 1/2 dose of fertilizer for the first dose. Two weeks after the first dose you may fertilize your lotus with the recommended dosage of fertilizer. After that, fertilize your lotus once each month--making the last dose in early September. This will allow your lotus to do into dormancy naturally.
Please read our Complete Lotus Planting Guide sent with each lotus order!