Gorgeous Lotus Plant Description
Gorgeous Lotus is a lovely, tall, red, multi-petal lotus with handsome green foliage. The first day flowers on this lotus variety are a 'gorgeous' shade of red! Each day after, the flowers are in varying shades of red or pink and are accentuated with yellow-gold receptacles. Gorgeous Lotus is very easy to grow and blooms well, even for beginners! So much to love about this Gorgeous Lotus specimen! Tall/Red/Multi-Petal
How to plant your Gorgeous Lotus tuber
Plant your lotus tuber in a wide, shallow no-holes container (24 - 48 inches wide or wider) using loam soil. Fill the container 2/3 full of loam soil and dig a shallow trench across the surface of the soil. Gently place your lotus tuber in the trench, taking care not to damage or break the growth tips. Cover the tuber with an inch or two of soil--leaving the growth tips exposed. Gently add 4 - 6 inches of water above the soil and place the container 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 growing out of the water. Never fertilize your lotus until you have aerial leaves growing out of the water.
How to fertilize your Gorgeous Lotus
Once your lotus has aerial leaves, it is time to fertilize your lotus. We recommend a slow release fertilizer like Waterlily World Fertilizer Tabs for optimum growth and best bloom. Simply press the fertilizer tabs into the soil near the roots of your lotus, taking care not to damage the roots. Use 1/2 the recommended dosage of fertilizer for the first time you fertilize your lotus. You may fertilize you lotus two weeks after the first dose with the recommended dose of fertilizer. Throughout the growing/blooming season, fertilize your lotus once each month with the recommended dosage of fertilizer. The last dose should be in early September. This will allow your lotus to go dormant naturally.
Please read our complete instructions in the 'Lotus Planting Guide' sent with each lotus order!