Unusual, unique and easy to grow! An amazing, plate-like flower graces this specimen in shades of pink and cream with sunny yellow receptacles. The habitat is different that most lotus as it grow horizontally rather that upright. The plant prefers a wide, shallow container and shallow water above the soil. Looks beautiful when planted in front of larger, taller lotus as it will give a three dimensional look to your water garden feature.
Exquisite of Bowl-Dwarf-Medium/Versicolor/Semi-Double
Plant in a wide (11-30" wide or wider), shallow container using heavy loam soil. Dig a trench in the soil and place your lotus tuber in the trench with the growth tips facing upwards. Be careful not to break or damage the growth tips. Cover the tuber with two or three inches of soil, leaving the growth tips exposed. Carefully add two or three inches of water over the soil. Place your container in a sunny location outdoors. (8+ hours of sunlight per day) In a week or two you should have coin leaves growing on the surface of the water, in 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.
Lotus are very heavy feeders! We recommend Waterlily World Fertilizer Tabbs + Humates for ease of use, optimum growth and best bloom! Simply press three fertilizer tabbs into the soil around the roots of your lotus, being careful not to damage the roots. Do this once a month during the growing/blooming season (June through September). Your lotus should grow and bloom the very first year!