Fire Crane Lotus Plant Description
Fire Crane Lotus adds a delightful POP of color to the edge of your pond or in containers placed in a sunny area of your deck or patio! This small, red, multi-petaled lotus blooms beautifully throughout the summer in rich shades of red! This is a dependable bloomer and blooms consistently throughout the summer. A much better bloomer than Momo botan. Dwarf/Red/Double
How to plant your lotus tuber
Plant your lotus tuber in a wide, shallow, no holes container using loam soil. For small or dwarf lotus we recommend a 16 - 20 inch in diameter or wider container. Fill the container 3/4 of the way full with loam soil. Dig a shallow trench with your hand in the surface of the soil. Gently place the lotus tuber in the trench and cover the tuber with an inch of soil, while leaving thee growth tips exposed. Gently add 3 - 4 inches of water above the soil. Place the container where it will receive 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 growing out of the water. Once you have aerial leaves you may fertilize your lotus with a slow release fertilizer like Waterlily World Fertilizer Tabs.
How to fertilize your lotus
Do not fertilize until you have aerial leaves growing out of the water. Once you have aerial leaves you may begin with 1/2 dose of the recommended dosage. Two weeks after the initial dose you may fertilize your lotus again with the full recommended dosage. After that, fertilize once a month. Your last dose should be in early September. This allows your lotus to do into dormancy naturally.
Please read our Lotus Planting Guidelines included in each lotus order.