- Plant Description
- Little Princess Lotus is a dainty little lotus with classic, single-petal flowers in pure-white and small, emerald-green (6 - 8 inches in diameter) lotus leaves. Petite, yellow receptacles and stamens adorn the centers of this delicate variety. Little Princess Lotus is a small gem that can be planted in small containers (11 - 16 inches in diameter) for Exquisite of Bowl Lotus-- or a little wider container ( 16 - 20 inches in diameter) to grow Dwarf Lotus.
- Many factors determine lotus size
- Variety chosen
- Hours of sunlight
- Container size
Fill your wide, shallow, no holes container 2/3 full with loam soil. Dig a shallow trench in the surface of the soil and gently place your lotus tuber in the trench, being careful not to break or damage the growth tips. Cover all but the growth tips with an inch of soil and gently add two inches of water above the soil in your container. Place the container where it will receive at least 8 + 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. Once you have aerial leaves, you may fertilize your lotus. Simply press 2 fertilizer tabs into the soil near the roots of your lotus, taking care not to damage the roots. Do this once a month, throughout the growing/blooming season, June through September.
Fertilize monthly with fertilizer tabs.
PONDMEGASTORE TIP A reminder to keep your eye on the water level in the containers of this small lotus variety as water evaporates from the surface of the pots quickly throughout the hot, summer months.