New Colorful Brocade Lotus has elegant blooms in shades of cream with a whisper of green over the inner petal tips and a blush of pink on the outer petal tips. The flowers on this spectacular lotus have a lavish drape and are adorned with yellow-gold receptacles. New Colorful Brocade Lotus adds a beautiful aesthetic touch. to your water garden setting. Tall/Versicolor/Multi-Petal
How to plant your lotus tuber
Your lotus tuber may be planted in a wide, shallow, no holes container (24 - 48 inches in diameter) or wider. Fill the container 3/4 full with loam soil. Dig a shallow trench across the surface of the soil and gently place your lotus tuber in the trench. Take care not to damage the growth tips on the lotus tuber as this is where the growth of your lotus begins. Cover the tuber with an inch of soil while leaving the growth tips exposed. Gently add 4 - 5 inches of water above the soil. Place your container in a sunny spot where it will receive 8 - 12 hours of sunlight daily. 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, you may fertilize your lotus.
How to fertilize your lotus
We recommend a slow release fertilizer like Waterlily World Fertilizer tabs. For the first dose of fertilizer we recommend only 1/2 a dose. Simply press the fertilizer tabs into the soil near the roots of your lotus, taking care not to damage the roots. Two weeks after the first dose you may fertilize your lotus again with a full dose of fertilizer. We recommend fertilizing once a month throughout the growing/blooming season, your last dose of fertilizer should be in September. This allows your lotus to go into dormancy naturally.
Please read our complet Lotus Growing Guide included in your lotus purchase!