Chu Chu Lotus
Simply dazzling in an ornamental container on your deck or patio! This little lotus packs a punch when it come to rich-red color and bloom after bloom all season long. Small in size--big on beauty! ALWAYS A SELLOUT!
Plant this little gem in a wide (16-20 inches wide or wider), shallow container using loam soil. Dig a trench in the soil and gently place your lotus tuber in the trench, covering all but the growth tips. Make sure you leave the growth tip exposed and gently add an inch or two of water over the soil. Place in a sunny location outdoors where your lotus will receive at least 8 hours of sunlight daily. In a week or so, you will have coin leaves on the surface of the water, DO NOT fertilize until you have aerial leaves growing out of the water.
Fertilize your lotus once you have aerial leaves. Use three fertilizer tabbs each month (June through September) as these are the growing/blooming months. Simply push the fertilizer tabbs into the soil around the roots of the lotus, being careful not to damage the roots.
We recommend Waterlily World Fertilizer Tabbs + Humates for ease of use, optimum growth and best bloom!