East Lake Pink Lotus is a fabulous bloomer! Large, gorgeous, single-petal flowers open wide above the emerald green foliage. Color on these amazing blooms is deep, rich pink! Along with the large, pink, single-petal blooms are large seeds pods as well! The seed pods on East Lake Pink Lotus are great for fresh and dried flower arrangements! Grows to 4' tall and looks great in containers on your balcony, terrace or patio! East Lake Pink Lotus makes an excellent focal point in your pond!
You will love the flying/dancing form of the splendid blooms on this robust bloomer.
East Lake Pink Lotus is a HEAVY BLOOMER and always a customer favorite!
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Pant in large, wide, no holes container (24 - 48 inches wide or wider) in loam soil and plant in full sun (8 - 12 hours per day) with 4 - 6 inches of water above the soil. Fill your wide, no-holes container 2/3 full of loam soil. Dig a trench across the surface of the soil. Place your lotus tuber in the trench. Cover all but the growth tips with an inch of soil, leaving the growth tips exposed. Gently add a few inches of water above the soil and place in a sunny location outdoors. In a week or two, coin leaves will appear on the surface of the water, a week or so after that you will have aerial leaves growing out of the water. Do not fertilize until you have aerial leaves growing out of the water.
Fertilize monthly with fertilizer tabs once plant is established with two standing aerial leaves
What Is Loam Soil?
Loam soil is a good mixture of Topsoil and Sand
If you are lucky enough to have good topsoil in your backyard, by all means, use your topsoil. All you will have to do is add fertilizer. If you are not so lucky--and your backyard is sand or heavy red or yellow clay, you can mix up a batch of loam soil.
You can create your own loam soil by mixing these two ingredients together
- 2/3 Inorganic Topsoil (Little or no organic material added)
- 1/3 Pool Filter Sand
Mix together thoroughly with a little water. Your soil should clump when squeezed. If your soil is mixed properly, it will not muddy your pond water.
You can purchase inexpensive bags of inexpensive / poor Topsoil at Lowes or Home-Depot. Good soil clumps together as a ball in your hand with only a little moisture.
Don't buy brands like Scott's or Miracle-Gro, as they will contain too much organic matter that can foul your water. Buy an unbranded bag of topsoil instead.
You can purchase Pool Filter Sand at any store that sells pool supplies.
Loam soil is well suited for all aquatic plants (except oxygenators). Oxygenators rarely need to be planted, just anchored in the substrate or in a container filled with sand or 1/8 inch pea gravel.
Sand holds little water but does allow for aeration and drainage.
Some DO's and DON'TS regarding Aquatic Planting Soil
DO NOT use potting soils ( as they are too light and will float right out of the pot). Potting Soil has organic material that will rot and foul your water!
DO NOT add too much composted material (as it is too rich in organic matter and it will ferment underwater and destroy the ecology of your pond).
DO NOT use 100% calcined clay as there is no nutritional value in calcined clay.
DO NOT add rocks, stones or pebbles to the top of your planting container as this will inhibit the growth of your plants. Plants do not grow in rocks and stones in nature!
DO NOT purchase API Aquatic Planting Media or Microbe-lift Aquatic Planting Media as these products are NOT suitable for waterlilies, lotus or most other pond plants. They are suitable for submerged grasses ONLY!