2021 Friendship Of Student And Supervisor Lotus is an early bloomer with elegant, single-petal flowers that look as though they have been hand painted by an artist! The delicate colors and striping on the petals as well as the rich pink saturation of color over the petal tips give this lotus bloom an ethereal look. The inner petals have been flecked with green and curl up slightly adding dimension to the lotus flower. Growing strikingly tall at four feet or taller, this is an excellent variety for large container gardens or in your pond. Flowers are single-petal and this is classified as a 'Versicolor' lotus. Flowers on Friendship Of Supervisor And Student Lotus are HUGE!
How To Plant Your Lotus
This is a large/tall lotus that will do extremely well in very wide containers (24 - 48 inches wide or wider), or in your pond! Fill your container 2/3 full with loam soil. Dig a trench in the soil and place your lotus tuber in the trench. Add 4 - 6 inches of water above the soil and place your lotus in full sun, where it will receive 8 - 12 hours of sunlight daily. Do not fertilize your lotus until you have standing leaves growing out of the water.
How And When To Fertilize Your Lotus
Once you have standing leaves growing out of the water, it is time to fertilize your lotus. The first dose should be 1/2 the recommended dosage. After the initial dose of fertilizer, fertilize your lotus every three weeks throughout the growing/blooming season, June through September. Early September should be your last fertilizer application. This will allow your lotus to go into dormancy naturally.
Lotus are very heavy feeders. We recommend Waterlily World Fertilizer Tabs for optimum growth, best bloom and ease of use. Simply press the tabs into the soil around the roots of your lotus plant, taking care not to damage the roots.
*Please see our 'Complete Lotus Growing Guide' included with your lotus purchase!
Type: Medium-Tall Lotus