New Lanceolate Red Lotus
New Lanceolate Red Lotus is a FABULOUS BLOOMER with rosy-red flowers on this angelic, little, cherub! New Lanceolate Red Lotus has bloom after incredible bloom all season long. The beautifully formed, multi-petal flowers are delightful. New Lanceolate Red Lotus grows 2 - 4 feet tall when planted in a wide (14 - 24 inches wide, or wider) container.
Plant this sweet specimen in a wide 14 - 24 inch or wider, shallow container using heavy loam soil. Dig a trench in the soil and place your lotus tuber in the trench, being careful not to break or damage the growth tips. Cover the tuber while leaving the growth tips exposed and pointing up. Add 3 or 4 inches of water above the soil and place in a sunny location outdoors. (8+ hours of sunlight) In a week or two you should have coin leaves growing on the surface of the water. In another week or two, 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! Simply press 4 fertilizer tabs near the roots of your lotus each month during the growing/blooming season (June through September). You should have blooms the very first year!