Senior Red Lotus has refreshing, brilliant-red flowers and sunny-yellow receptacles along with elegant green foliage. The long, pointed petals on the Senior Red Lotus create an amazing showcase flower on this sensational lotus hybrid. Senior Red Lotus will be a standout in your pond or in containers on your patio! Senior Red Lotus grows 1 - 3 feet tall
Lotus should be planted in the month of May, after all danger of frost has passed. (Lotus may be stored in the crisper of your refrigerator until proper planting time in your area). Plant your lotus tuber in a wide (16-30 inches wide or wider), shallow container using heavy loam soil. Dig a 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 while keeping the growth tips exposed. Add a couple of inches of water above the soil and place your lotus in a sunny location outdoors. Lotus need 8+ hours of sunlight to grow and bloom. In a week or two you should have coin leaves growing on the surface of the water, a week or so 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 Tabs + Humates for optimum growth, best bloom and ease of use. Simply press the fertilizer tabs into the soil near the roots of your lotus, taking care not to damage the roots.Do this once a month throughout the growing/blooming season, June through September. Your lotus should grow and bloom the very first year!