Beacon Of The Great Wall Lotus is a stellar, bright-red, single-petal bloom with flying/dancing form. This noteworthy lotus adds movement and energy to your water garden setting and looks great in ponds or in large tubs or containers on your terrace, deck or patio. Occasionally, Beacon Of The Great Wall Lotus has sacs of dark-red pollen surrounding the receptacle. Delightful to see and especially delightful for passing honey-bees!
How to plant your lotus
Tall lotus should be planted in wide (24 - 48 inches or wider) shallow containers using loam soil. Fill the container 2/3 full with loam soil and dig a trench across the surface of the soil. Place your 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, leaving the growth tips exposed. Gently add 4 - 6 inches of water above the soil and place the container in full sun, outdoors (8 - 12 hours of sunlight daily. 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 plant growth and best bloom.
How to fertilize your lotus
Fertilize your lotus only after it has aerial leaves. The first dose should be 1/2 of the recommended dosage. The second dose should be two weeks after the first dose using the recommended dosage. After this, fertilize your lotus once a month throughout the growing/blooming season. Your last dose should be administered in early September. This will allow your lotus to go dormant naturally.
*Please read our complete 'Lotus Instruction Guide' included with your lotus purchase!
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