Fire Red Lotus (Frie Hong)
Fire Red Lotus is a delightful lotus hybrid with intense, bright-red color on the single-petal blooms. This dainty jewel adds beauty and joy to your outdoor living space! Fire Red Lotus grows to 18 inches tall when planted in a 20" in diameter container.
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Plant your lotus tuber in a wide, shallow, no holes container (11 - 16 inches wide or wider). Fill your container 2/3 full of loam soil. Dig a shallow trench across the surface of the soil and gently place the lotus tuber in the trench. Cover the lotus tuber with an inch of soil but leave the growth tips exposed to the sunlight. Gently add 2 inches of water above the soil and place your container in full sun. (Lotus need 8 - 12 hours of sunlight daily to grow and bloom.) In a week or two you 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 only after you have aerial leaves. Once you have aerial leaves you may add a fertilizer tab to the soil of your lotus plant. Do this once each month during the growing / blooming season. Simply press the tabs into the soil near the roots of your lotus plant, taking care not to damage the roots
*We use, recommend and sell Waterlily World Fertilizer Tabs for all of our aquatic plants, including lotus.