Red Tower of Qinhuai Lotus was named for the Qinhuai Province in China. This is a magnificent lotus in every way. The petals on the large flowers are saturated with very dark-red color. The green foliage and golden-yellow receptacle add to the beauty of this amazing lotus specimen! The garnet-red blooms are perfectly formed on this tall, brilliant-red, multi-petaled flower. Red Tower Of Qinhuai Lotus is sure to become a customer favorite!
How to plant your lotus
Plant your lotus tuber in a wide (24 - 48 or wider), shallow, no-holes container using loam soil. Fill your container 2/3 full with loam soil. Dig a trench across the surface of the soil and place your lotus tuber in the trench, being careful not to break or damage the growth tips. Cover all but the growth tips with an inch or two of soil. Leave the growth tips exposed. Gently add 4 - 6 inches of water above the soil and place your lotus container in full sun (8 - 12 hours of sunlight daily). Do not fertilize until you have aerial leaves growing out of the water.
How to fertilize your lotus
Fertilize your lotus after you have aerial leaves growing out of the container. We recommend Waterlily World Fertilizer Tabs for optimum growth, best bloom and ease of use. The first dose of fertilizer should be 1/2 the recommended dosage. Two weeks after the first dose of fertilizer, you may fertilize with a full dose of the fertilizer and fertilize once a month thereafter throughout the growing/blooming season. You should administer the final dose of fertilizer in early September. This will allow your lotus to go dormant naturally.
Please read the complete instructions on how to grow your lotus in the 'Complete Guide To Growing Your Lotus' booklet included in every lotus order.