Ultimate 1000 Petal Lotus
Ultimate 1000 Petal Lotus is an exciting, unique new lotus with flowers that will simply delight and dazzle the lotus grower. Plant this tall beauty in a very wide container (24 inches wide minimum). This multi-dimensional lotus needs a wide container (24 - 48 inches wide) using loam soil to achieve the full beauty of this amazing lotus. Once the Ultimate 1000 Petal Lotus begins to bloom, fertilize on a proper feeding schedule to keep the color a robust red, if not, the color of the blooms will be pink.
How to plant your lotus
Plant your lotus in a wide, shallow container (24 - 48 inches wide in diameter) using loam soil. Fill your container 3/4 full with loam soil and dig a shallow trench across the surface of the soil. Place your lotus tuber in the trench and carefully cover the tuber with soil, leaving the growth tips exposed. Gently add 4 - 5 inches of water above the soil and place your container in full sunlight outdoors (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 two after that you should have aerial leaves growing out of the water. Once you have aerial leaves you may fertilize your lotus.
How to fertilize your lotus
Fertilize your lotus only after you have aerial leaves. Use 1/2 the recommended dosage for the first time you fertilize. Fertilize your lotus again two weeks after the first dose, using the recommended dosage of fertilizer. After this, fertilize your lotus once a month throughout the growing/blooming season to maintain color, optimum growth and robust bloom! You should fertilize your lotus for the last time in early September. This allows you lotus to go dormant naturally.
We recommend Waterlily World Fertilizer Tabs. Simply press the tabs into the soil near the roots of your lotus, taking care not to damage the roots.