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Lotus Plant Description
Ben Gibson Lotus is a splendid and elegant specimen from hybridizer, Dr. Perry D. Slocum. The Ben Gibson Lotus is adorned with striking, red, multi-petal blooms and yellow-gold receptacles. The handsome green lotus leaves are a perfect complement to this lovely lotus plant.
Plant in a wide, shallow container using heavy loam soil, and adding 4 - 5 inches of water above the soil. Always plant your lotus where it will receive 8+ hours of sunlight each day!
Lotus Fertilizing Instructions
Fertilize your lotus plants once a month with fertilizer tabs, June through September
Please see our 'Complete Lotus Growing Guide', included in every lotus order.
Lotus tubers are edible and can be used in many delightful recipes. Many recipes from China, Thailand, Vietnam, India and Japan list lotus tubers in their recipes. When planting lotus tubers as an edible vegetable, tubers must be planted in large, earth bottom ponds, rather than in containers. Lotus tubers must reach 2 - 4" in diameter for edible purposes.