Bright Sky Lotus is an OUTSTANDING lotus with brilliant-red petals with white at the base of the single-petals, giving it a luminous glow. Bright Sky Lotus is a remarkable, early bloomer and is a WORLDWIDE FAVORITE! Simply dazzling on your deck or patio or in your pond! Bright Sky Lotus grows 3 - 4 feet tall, depending on the size of container you use. Bright Sky Lotus will grow taller in a larger pot and produce more blooms as well!
Lotus should be planted in the month of May, after all danger of frost has passed. Lotus may be stored in the crisper of your refrigerator until proper planting time in your area. Plant this lotus specimen in a wide (18 - 48 inches wide or wider) shallow container using heavy loam soil. Dig a trench in the soil and place your lotus tuber in the trench, taking care not to break or damage the growth tips on your lotus tuber. Cover the tuber with soil while leaving the growth tips exposed. Add four to six inches of water above the soil and place your lotus container in a sunny location outdoors. In a week or two you should have coin leaves on the surface of the water, a week or so after that you should have aerial leaves growing out of the water. Once you have aerial leaves, it is time to fertilize your lotus. NEVER FERTILIZE until you have aerial leaves growing out of the water!
Lotus are very heavy feeders. We recommend Waterlily World Fertilizer Tbbs+ Humates for optimum growth, best bloom and ease of use. Simply press four to six fertilizer tabs into the soil near the roots of your lotus, taking care not to damage the roots. Do this once a month throughout the growing/blooming months, June through August. Your lotus should grow and bloom the very first year!