Brightly colored,dainty flowers adorn this small lotus. Looks amazing when planted in containers that are strategically placed on your deck or patio. Also looks great when planted in front of taller lotus specimens, giving your water feature a three dimensional look
Plant your lotus tuber when all danger of a frost has passed and make sure that you have planted your lotus tuber by the end of May. Plant in a wide (16-20 inch or wider), shallow container using heavy loam soil. Dig a shallow trench in the soil and gently place your lotus tuber in the trench being careful not to break or damage the growth tips. Cover the tuber with soil, but keep the growth tips exposed. Add three inches of water above the soil and place your container in a sunny location outdoors. (Lotus need 8+ hours of sunlight to grow and bloom) In a week or two you 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 Tabbs+ Humates for optimum growth, best bloom and ease of use. Simply press 3 fertilizer tabbs into the soil near the roots of the lotus, being careful not to damage the roots. Do this once a month throughout the growing and blooming season (June through September). Your lotus should grow and blooms the very first year!