Rose Red Lotus is lovely in various shades of red throughout the lush, full, multi-petal blooms. This tall lotus makes a wonderful focal point in your pond or water garden. The striking, red flowers contrast nicely with the handsome green foliage. This is a delightful pairing that will grace your water garden! Tall/Red/Multi-Petal
How to plant your lotus
Plant your lotus tuber in a wide, shallow container using loam soil. Gently make a shallow trench in the surface of the soil and gently place your lotus tuber in the trench. Cover all but the growth tips with soil, leaving the growth tips exposed. Gently add 4 - 5 inches of water above the tuber and place the container in a sunny spot outdoors. The lotus tuber must receive 8 - 12 hours of sunlight to grow and bloom.
How to fertilize your lotus tuber
Wait until your lotus has aerial leaves to fertilize your lotus. Once your lotus has aerial leaves, you may add 1/2 dose of slow release fertilizer to your lotus container. After your first dose, wait two weeks to fertilize again with the recommended dosage on the fertilizer packaging. We recommend Waterlily World Fertilizer Tabs, once a month throughout the summer for optimum growth and best bloom. Simply press the tabs into the soil near the roots of your lotus, taking care not to damage the roots. Do this until late summer, then allow your lotus to go dormant.
You may cut the spent leaves and stems from your lotus plants but be sure to cut them above the water line. If you cut below the waterline, you may drown the plant.
Please read our complete guide on 'How To Grow Lotus' included with your lotus purchase.