Unusual and graceful, Storm Lotus has long, creamy-white outer petals tipped in soft-pink along with shorter inner petals, innermost petals are tipped in light-green and surround a yellow-gold receptacle with orange stamens adding interest to this unique lotus. Storm Lotus is lovely in large containers for the deck or patio or as a focal point in your pond or water garden feature! Storm lotus grows 4 - 5 feet tall in very wide (24 - 48 inch wide) containers.
Plant in the month of May, after all danger of frost has passed. Plant in a wide (24 - 48 inches or wider), shallow container using heavy loam soil. Dig a trench in the soil and gently place the lotus tuber in the trench being careful not to damage the growth tips. Cover all but the growth tips with soil, leaving the growth tips exposed. Add four to six inches of water above the soil and place your lotus container 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 four to six fertilizer tabs near the roots of your lotus, being careful not to damage the roots. Do this once a month throughout the growing/blooming season (June through September). Your lotus tuber should grow and bloom the very first year!