New Cloud Brocade Lotus
New Cloud Brocade Lotus has magnificent form and drape on this splendid, graceful, cream-colored lotus with barely a breath of pink on the petal tips . Draping outer petals with shorter inner petals create a stunning bloom. Yellow receptacles and green foliage on New Cloud Brocade Lotus add beauty and grace to this poetic bloom. Grows to 4 feet tall or taller when grown in a wide (24 - 48 inches in diameter) container
Plant this tall specimen where it can be showcased! Plant in 24 to 48 inch wider or wider, shallow container using heavy loam soil. Dig a trench in the surface of the soil and place your lotus tuber in the trench, being careful not to damage the growth tips. Make sure the growth tips are pointing up. Cover the tuber with three or four inches of soil, leaving the growth tips exposed. Add 4 to 6 inches of water above the soil and place the container in a sunny location outdoors. Lotus need 8 + hours of sunlight to grow and bloom! In a week or two you should have coin leaves growing 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, it is time to fertilize your lotus.
Lotus are very heavy feeders! We recommend Waterlily World Fertilizer Tabs + Humates for ease of use, optimum growth and best bloom. Once a month, simply press 4 to 6 fertilizer tabs in the soil near the roots of your lotus, being careful not to damage the roots. Do this from June through September, the growing/blooming months. Your lotus should grow and bloom the very first year!
PONDMEGASTORE TIP There are several factors that contribute to the size of your lotus. Those factors are:
- Variety of lotus chosen (Exquisite of Bowl, Dwarf, Medium or Tall)
- Container size (Always use the recommended container size to get your lotus to the maximum height and maximum bloom for the variety chosen
- Always give your lotus the maximum amount of sunlight possible (8+ hours is vital) the more sun the better!
- Fertilizer must be used AFTER your lotus sprouts aerial leaves, but your lotus will definitely need more nutrition once it begins to grow!
- Always start your lotus tuber in mid-May, when nighttime temperatures are at least 50 degrees Fahrenheit, or warmer and daytime temperatures are in the 60's. This allows your lotus to grow and store enough energy to overwinter. Your lotus should bloom the very first year!