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Little Scarlet Peach Lotus
Incredible bloomer!

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Plant Description

Little Scarlet Peach Lotus is an OUTSTANDING, HEAVY BLOOMING lotus! One of our very best bloomers! Flowers are delightful with luminous pink petals and green petaloids tipped in pink! Place Little Scarlet Peach Lotus where it will be seen! This may be the centerpiece of your water garden feature with this amazing lotus specimen! When planted as Exquisite of Bowl Lotus, flowers are 2 - 3 inches across and dazzling! When planted in a larger container, grows to two feet tall with larger blooms.This lotus may also be grown as a Micro Lotus, Exquisite of Bowl Lotus or as a Dwarf Lotus. Your container size will determine the size of your lotus along with hours of sunlight, fertilizer application and water temperatures.

Red/Exquisite of Bowl-Dwarf/Duplicate

Planting Instructions

Lotus may be stored in the crisper of your refrigerator until proper planting time in your area. Lotus should be planted in the month of May, after all danger of frost has passed. Plant in a wide (11 - 20 inches wide or wider) container using loam soil. Dig a trench in the soil and place your lotus tuber in the trench, taking care not to damage or break the growth tips. Cover the tuber with soil while keeping the growth tips exposed. Add a couple of inches of water above the soil and place your lotus in a sunny location outdoors. 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.

Fertilizing Instructions

Lotus are very heavy feeders! We recommend Waterlily World Fertilizer Tabs + Humates for optimum growth, best bloom and ease of use. Simply press the 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. Your lotus should grow and bloom the very first year!

What Is Loam Soil?

Loam soil is a good mixture of Topsoil and Sand

If you are lucky enough to have good topsoil in your backyard, by all means, use your topsoil. All you will have to do is add fertilizer. If you are not so lucky--and your backyard is sand or heavy red or yellow clay, you can mix up a batch of loam soil.

 You can create your own loam soil by mixing these two ingredients together

  • 2/3  Inorganic Topsoil (Little or no organic material added)
  • 1/3  Pool Filter Sand

 Mix together thoroughly with a little water. Your soil should clump when squeezed. If your soil is mixed properly, it will not muddy your pond water.

You can purchase inexpensive bags of inexpensive / poor Topsoil at Lowes or Home-Depot. Good soil clumps together as a ball in your hand with only a little moisture. 

Don't buy brands like Scott's or Miracle-Gro, as they will contain too much organic matter that can foul your water. Buy an unbranded bag of topsoil instead.

You can purchase Pool Filter Sand at any store that sells pool supplies.

Loam soil is well suited for all aquatic plants (except oxygenators). Oxygenators rarely need to be planted, just anchored in the substrate or in a container filled with sand or 1/8  inch pea gravel.

Sand holds little water but does allow for aeration and drainage.

Some DO's and DON'TS regarding Aquatic Planting Soil  

DO NOT use potting soils ( as they are too light and will float right out of the pot). Potting Soil has organic material that will rot and foul your water!

DO NOT add too much composted material (as it is too rich in organic matter and it will ferment underwater and destroy the ecology of your pond).

DO NOT use 100% calcined clay as there is no nutritional value in calcined clay.

DO NOT add rocks, stones or pebbles to the top of your planting container as this will inhibit the growth of your plants. Plants do not grow in rocks and stones in nature!

DO NOT purchase API Aquatic Planting Media or Microbe-lift Aquatic Planting Media as these products are NOT suitable for waterlilies, lotus or most other pond plants. They are suitable for submerged grasses ONLY!

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