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Lotus Plant Description
Apricot Yellow Lotus looks as delicious as it sounds! Cheery, flying-dancing blooms in shades of sunny-yellow will simply delight you! The petals, stamen and receptacle are all in bright-yellow, adding sunshine to any area of your outdoor living space! This is a medium sized lotus with large flowers. Apricot Yellow Lotus will be a welcome addition to your water garden this year!
How to plant your lotus
Plant your lotus in a wide, shallow, no holes container (14 - 24 inches wide or wider) using loam soil. Fill the container 2/3 full of loam soil. Dig a trench across the surface of the soil. Gently place your lotus tuber in the trench, taking care not to break or damage the growth tips. Add 3 - 4 inches of water above the soil and place in a sunny area outdoors (8 - 12 hours of sunlight).
How to fertilize your lotus
Once your lotus plant has aerial leaves, you may fertilize your lotus. The first dose of fertilizer should be 1/2 a dose. Fertilize your lotus plant two weeks after the first dose with the recommended dosage of fertilizer. After the second dose, you may fertilize your lotus plant once each month during the growing/blooming season, with the last dose of fertilizer in early September. This will allow your lotus plants to go into dormancy naturally. We recommend Waterlily World Fertilizer Tabs for optimum growth, best bloom and ease of use.
Please see our 'Complete Lotus Planting Guide' included in each lotus order!