1.) Size of sacred lotus and container size
4.) Petal Count
5.) Planting instructions
1.) Size will be determined by genetics, but the size of the container, the amount of sunlight and fertilizer will help determine those factors as well.
Miniature-6" or smaller
Exquisite of Bowl-less than 13" tall
Tall-over 4' tall
Exquisite of Bowl-pot size 11" in diameter or less
Small/Dwarf-16-20" in diameter
Medium-18-30" in diameter
Tall-24-48" or larger in diameter
We always recommend round containers without holes, as they allow the runners of the lotus tuber to grow around the pot, allowing for more root growth!
2.) Color is determined by the color of the first day flower. Available lotus are grouped in the following color categories:
Changeable-as flower matures, color changes
Versicolor-multiple colors on the same flower
3.) Petal count and shape of petal
Lotus Flowers are very different in appearance due to their petal count and shape of the petals
The shape of your lotus flower is determined by the petals, the following are the categories the leaves fall into:
Always Choose the Correct Container Size!
When planting your sacred lotus tuber, choose the correct size container for the size of lotus you are planting. Remember to use a mix of loam soil and topsoil, NOT potting soil. Potting soil is too light and it will float right out of the pot! While planting, keep the growth tips exposed, add water above the soil (the smaller the lotus tuber, the more shallow the water), place container in full sun. Soon, coin leaves will appear on the surface of the water. Once the coin leaves have changed into aerial leaves and you have several aerial leaves, you may fertilize your sacred lotus with 1/2 strength the recommended dosage of a slow release fertilizer. Fertilize your lotus every three weeks during the growing/blooming season. We recommend Landon's Granular Fertilizer or PondTabbs+Humates, we recommend them for robust plant growth and best bloom! ENJOY!