Cranberry Kiss Lotus is a tall, elegant lotus with pure white petals and rosy-red kissed petal tips. The flowers on the Cranberry Kiss Lotus are are simply stunning! Receptacles are yellow-green with a golden fringe of stamen surrounding the receptacle. It is a dependable bloomer with attractive seed pods and foliage. Cranberry Kiss Lotus is always a Customer Favorite! Cranberry Kiss Lotus can grow to 4 feet tall or taller.
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Fill your wide, shallow container (24 - 48 inches in diameter or wider) 2/3 full with loam soil. Dig a shallow trench across the surface of the soil. Gently place your lotus tuber in the trench. 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 lotus tuber. Place your lotus in a sunny location outdoors where it will receive at least 8+ hours of sunlight daily. Ina week or two, your lotus 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, you may begin to fertilize your lotus.
Fertilize your lotus once you have aerial leaves. Use a slow release fertilizer like Waterlily World Fertilizer Tabs + Humates for strong plants, more bloom and ease of use. Simply press 3 - 4 fertilizer tabs into the soil near the roots of your lotus. Do this once a month, throughout the growing/blooming season, June through September.
*Since this is a large lotus specimen, some customers may choose to grow this as an edible vegetable, rather than an ornamental flower. When planting as a vegetable, you must plant in large, shallow ponds, not containers. The tubers must reach 2-4 inches in diameter for edible vegetables.