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Lotus Plant Description
Chinese Red Beijing Lotus has majestic, brilliant-red blooms on this tall, classic, single-petal lotus plant. This stunning lotus plant is a great bloomer and blooms beautifully all summer long. Chinese Red Beijing Lotus is a wonderful addition to your water garden feature or in large pots or tubs on your terrace or patio. This Sacred lotus plant will add an beautiful element to your landscape!
Lotus Planting Instructions
Plant your lotus tuber in a wide, (24 - 48 inches) shallow, no-holes container using heavy loam soil. Fill your container 3/4 full with heavy loam soil. Dig a shallow trench across the surface of the soil and gently place your lotus tuber in the trench. Cover all but the growth tips with an inch of soil and gently add two to four inches of water above the soil. Place your container where your lotus tuber will receive 10 - 12 hours of sunlight per day. In a week or two you should have coin leaves on the surface of the water. DO NOT fertilize until you have aerial leaves growing out of the water. Once you have aerial leaves growing out of the water, fertilize your sacred lotus with three or four fertilizer tabs each month throughout the growing/blooming season (June through August).
Lotus Fertilizing Instructions
Lotus are very heavy feeders! We recommend Waterlily World Fertilizer Tabs + Humates for vigorous growth and best bloom! Fertilizer tabs are very easy to use--simply press the fertilizer tabs into the soil near the roots of your lotus plants, being careful not to damage the roots.