Jianxuan 17 Lotus is an OUTSTANDING specimen! Large, changeable blooms go from exquisite dark-pink blooms on the 1st day then to lovely pink and white then to pure-white on the last day blooms. RATED NUMBER 1 in seed production as well as blooming beautifully throughout the growing/blooming season! Tall/Changeable/Single-Petal
Lotus should be planted in the month of May, after all danger of frost has passed. (Lotus may be stored in the crisper of your refrigerator until proper planting time in your area). Plant in heavy loam soil in wide (24-48 inches wide or wider), shallow containers. Dig a trench in the soil and gently place your lotus tuber in the trench, being careful not to break or damage the growth tips. Cover the tuber with soil while keeping the growth tips exposed. Add four to six inches of water above the soil and place in a sunny location outdoors. Lotus need 8+ hours of sunlight to grow and bloom. In a week or so 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, it is time to fertilize your lotus.
Lotus are very heavy feeders. We recommend Waterlily World Fertilizer Tabbs + Humates for optimum growth, best bloom and ease of use.