Lotus Plant Description
Apricot Yellow Lotus has cheery, flying/dancing flowers in shades of sunny-yellow! Apricot Yellow Lotus is a medium sized plant with large, yellow, single-petal blooms. Add sunshine to any corner of your water garden with this delightful radiant-yellow lotus. The yellow petals, yellow stamens and yellow receptacles give this lotus a cheerful appearance! Medium/Bright-Yellow/Single
How to plant your Lotus
Plant this medium sized lotus in a wide shallow container (14 - 24 inches wide, or wider) using loam soil.Fill the container 2/3 full with loam soil and dig a trench across the surface of the soil. Gently place the lotus tuber in the trench, taking care not to break or damage the growth tips. 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 your lotus container in a sunny area (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, you may fertilize your lotus. We recommend Waterlily World Fertilizer Tabs for optimum growth and best bloom.
How to fertilize your Lotus
Once your lotus has aerial leaves, it is time to fertilize your lotus. For the first dose of fertilizer, we recommend 1/2 a dose. Two weeks after the first dose you may fertilize your lotus again with a full dose of fertilizer. After this, you may fertilize your lotus once a month making the last does in early September. This will allow your lotus to go dormant naturally.
Please read our complete Lotus Planting Guide sent with you lotus order!