What is the heaviest blooming lotus right now? Siam Ruby! Brand new from Thailand to the collection.
Siam Ruby Lotus is an excellent variety of lotus from Buafah Gardens in Thailand. Ruby-Red, multi-petal flowers bloom on Siam Ruby Lotus all season long! This is an incredible heavy bloomer and looks marvelous in any water garden setting. Siam Ruby Lotus looks especially nice in containers in your outdoor living space, patios, decks and balconies. Bowl-Dwarf/Brilliant-Red/Multi-Petal
How to plant your lotus
Plant your lotus in a wide, shallow, no-holes container. Fill you container 2/3 full of loam soil. Dig a trench on the surface of the soil and place your lotus tuber in the trench. Cover all but the growth tips with an inch or two of soil, leaving the growth tips exposed. Add 2 - 3 inches of water above the soil and place your container in a sunny location outdoors (8 - 12 hours of sunlight daily). Do not fertilize until you have aerial leaves growing out of the water.
How to fertilize your lotus
We recommend Waterlily World Fertilizer tabs for optimum growth and best bloom. Fertilize 1/2 dose for your first application. The next dose can be a full dose of fertilizer two weeks after the first dose. After the first two initial doses of fertilizer, fertilize your lotus once each month making the last dose in early September. This will allow your lotus to go into dormancy naturally.
Please read the complete 'Lotus Growing Guide' sent with each lotus order!