Feathered Skirt Lotus Plant Description
Feathered Skirt Lotus is a delicate beauty with a breath of pink over the petals. Feathered Skirt Lotus has outer petals that are stellate in shape with shorter inner petals which give it a 'feathery' appearance! This small, versicolor lotus adds an element of beauty when grown in containers and placed in a sunny area of your outdoor living space. Bowl-Dwarf/Versicolor/Multi-Petal
How to plant your lotus
Plant your lotus tuber in a wide, shallow container (11 - 20 inches wide) using loam soil. Fill the container 2/3 full with loam soil. Dig a shallow trench in the surface of the soil and gently place your lotus tuber in the trench. Take care not to damage or break the growth tips. Cover all but the growth tips with an inch or two of soil while leaving the growth tips exposed. Gently add 2 - 3 inches of water above the soil and place in a sunny area 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 on the surface of the water. Never fertilize your lotus until you have aerial leaves growing out of the water.
How to fertilize your lotus
We recommend a slow release fertilizer like Waterlily World Fertilizer Tabs for optimum growth and best bloom. Simply press the tabs into the soil near the roots of your lotus, taking care not to damage the roots. For the first dose of fertilizer use only 1/2 the recommended dosage. Two weeks after the first dose, you may fertilize your lotus again with the recommended dosage. After this, fertilize your lotus once each month throughout the growing/blooming season with the recommended dosage of fertilizer. Your last dose of fertilizer should be in early September, this will allow your lotus to go into dormancy naturally.
Please read the complete 'Lotus Planting Guide' included with each lotus order!