Happy Eyes Lotus has bright, blissful, multi-petal flowers on this radiant, red, lotus. Flowers bloom all summer long! The petals drape gracefully on the lush, full blooms--and the handsome green foliage is the perfect complement for this delightful specimen. Grows 3 - 4 feet tall and adds a beautiful touch to your patio, terrace or balcony. Happy Eyes Lotus looks great in the shallow end of your pond as well!
After all danger of frost has passed and nights are consistently in the 50's or warmer and days are in the mid 60's or warmer--it is time to plant your lotus tuber. We recommend that you plant your lotus outdoors in mid May, depending on zone.
Plant this medium sized lotus specimen in a wide, shallow, no-holes container (18 - 30 inches wide or wider). Fill your container 2/3 full with loam soil. Dig a trench across the surface of the soil and gently place your lotus tuber in the trench. Cover all but the growth tips with an inch of soil, leaving the growth tips exposed. Gently add two to three inches of water above the soil and place your lotus container outdoors where it will receive at least 8+ hours of sunlight daily. In a week or two, you should have coin leaves growing on the surface of the water--a week or so after that you should have aerial leaves growing out of the water.
How To Fertilize Your Lotus
Once you have aerial leaves--you may fertilize your lotus with a half dose of fertilizer. We recommend Waterlily World Fertilizer Tabs + Humates for ease of use, vigorous growth and best bloom! Simply press two or three fertilizer tabs into the soil next to the roots of your lotus. NEVER fertilize until you have aerial leaves as this may kill your lotus.
Fertilize your medium sized lotus throughout the growing/blooming season (June through August). Simply press 4 - 5 fertilizer tabs into the soil near the roots of your lotus. Do this once a month during the growing/blooming season, June through August.