Tender Love Lotus Plant Description
Tender Love Lotus sends out bloom after bloom all summer long! This is a small lotus which grows 1 - 3 feet tall and the flowers are large on this little lotus plant! The color on Tender Love Lotus is a vibrant, rich, red and contrasts well with the emerald-green foliage. Brilliant-Red/Dwarf/Single-Petal
Tender Love Lotus Planting Instructions
Lotus should be planted in the month of May, when temperatures are warm. Place your lotus tuber in a wide, shallow container using loam soil. Gently dig a shallow trench in the surface of the soil with your hand and place the lotus tuber in the trench, taking care not to damage the growth tips. Gently cover the lotus tuber with an inch of soil, leaving the growth tips exposed. Gently add 2 - 4 inches of water above the soil and place your container where the tuber will receive 8 - 12 hours of sunlight daily. In a week or two you should have coin leaves on the surface of the water. A week or so after you have coin leaves you should have aerial leaves growing out of the water.
How to fertilize your lotus
Once you have aerial leaves, you may fertilize your lotus with 1/2 dose of fertilizer. Two weeks after that, you may fertilize with the recommended dosage of fertilizer. We recommend slow release fertilizer tabs or spikes. Gently press the tabs or spikes into the soil near the roots of your lotus, taking care not to damage the roots.
Please read our complete planting guidelines which are sent with your lotus order