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Pure Girl Lotus
Exceptionally enchanting white flowers!

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PURE GIRL LOTUS is superb and will grace any area of your water feature.
Pure Girl Lotus is a dainty little lotus with white, multi-petaled flowers and lovely green foliage. The white flowers are often tipped in green on the petal tips. 
Although small in size, the buds, blooms and seed heads add interest.
Place this Pure Girl Lotus where it can be easily seen. This is an Exquisite of Bowl/Dwarf Lotus. The container size you choose will determine how large Pure Girl Lotus will grow. Can grow 1 - 1 1/2 feet tall in 20 inch containers. 

White/Exquisite of Bowl-Dwarf/Multi-Petal

Plant in wide container (20 inches wide or wider) for Dwarf Lotus, using loam soil. Dig a trench in the soil and place your lotus tuber in the trench, taking care not to damage the growth tips. Cover all but the growth tips with an inch of soil and gently add 2 - 3 inches of water above the soil. Place your container where it will receive full sun (8 - 12 hours or more per day) outdoors. In a week or two you should have coin leaves 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 two or more aerial leaves, you may fertilize your lotus.
Fertilize monthly throughout the growing/blooming season once plant is established with two aerial leaves growing out of the water.

Fertilize once your lotus has aerial leaves growing out of the water. We use, sell and recommend Waterlily World Fertilizer Tabs + Humates for optimum growth and best bloom.

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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