Chinese Red Yan'an Lotus (Chinese name: Zhongguhong Yan'an)
Lotus Plant Description
Chinese Red Yan'an has striking, single petal, brilliant-red, sacred lotus flowers on this lovely, early bloomer! Long, red petals are drenched in color and complement the lush, dark- green foliage nicely on this sacred lotus plant. From Mr. Ding's Chinese City Series. Simply SENSATIONAL in its simplicity! BLOOMS EARLY!
Lotus Planting Instructions
Plant your lotus tuber in a wide (24 - 48 inches or wider) container using loam soil. Dig a trench across the surface of the soil and gently place your lotus tuber in the trench, cover all but the growth tips with soil and gently add about four inches of water above the soil. Place your container in a sunny (8 hours + sunlight) location on your patio or in your pond. In a week or two you will have coin leaves growing on the surface of the water. DO NOT fertilize until you have aerial leaves growing out of the water, then fertilize your tall, sacred lotus plant monthly from June through September, using 4 - 6 fertilizer per month.
How to fertilize your lotus plants
Lotus plants are very heavy feeders, we recommend Waterlily World Fertilizer Tabs + Humates for vigorous growth and best bloom! Just push the fertilizer tabs gently into the soil (about 1 inch deep), being careful not to damage the roots of your sacred lotus plants.