Hands of the Goddess of Mercy
Hands Of The Goddess Of Mercy was named for the Chinese Goddess of Mercy, Quan Yin, the Goddess of Mercy and Compassion who carried a lotus in her hand. Flowers have delicate shades of yellow over the petals with pink tips and yellow-gold receptacles. Hands Of The Goddess Of Mercy Lotus is a beautiful addition to your small container garden or in ornamental containers on your deck or patio. Grows 1 - 2 feet tall when planted in wide containers (16 - 20 inches in diameter).
Plant this lotus in a wide (16 - 20 inches) or wider, shallow container using loam soil. Dig a trench in the soil and place your lotus tuber in the trench being careful not to damage or break the growth tips. Gently cover the tuber with soil leaving the growth tips exposed. Carefully add a couple of inches of water above the soil and place in a sunny location outdoors. (8+ hours of sunlight). In a week or so you will have coin leaves growing on the surface of the water, a week or two after that you will have aerial leaves growing out of the water. Once you have aerial leaves, you may fertilize your lotus.
Once you have aerial leaves on your lotus, fertilize by simply pressing three fertilizer tabs into the soil around the roots of your lotus. Be careful not to damage the roots. Use three fertilizer tabs per month from June through September as these are the growing and blooming months for your lotus. Your lotus should grow and bloom the very first year! We recommend Waterlily World Fertilizer Tabs + Humates for best bloom and optimum growth!