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Chu Chu Lotus
Lotus Plant Description
Chu Chu Lotus is a delightful, little, brilliant-red, sacred lotus that will bring joy to any sunny spot in your pond, on your deck or patio! Bright-red petals with pointed tips adorn this lovely lotus plant. GREAT BLOOMER! The emerald green foliage makes a perfect contrast for this lovely lotus plant. Unusual flower and small size make this a perfect specimen for any sunny location from porch to patio! Lustrous, gold stamens and gold receptacles add just the right touch to this little jewel! HEAVY BLOOMER! ALWAYS A SELLOUT!
Lotus Planting Instructions
Plant your sacred lotus tuber in a wide container using heavy loam soil. Dig a trench in the soil and place your sacred lotus tuber in the trench keeping the growth tips exposed. Add a couple of inches of water above the soil and place in a sunny location outdoors. In a week or two you will have coin leaves growing on the surface of the water. Once you have aerial leaves growing out of the water, you may fertilize your lotus plant with fertilizer tabs each month. Never fertilize your lotus plants until you have aerial leaves growing out of the water.
Fertilizing Lotus Plants
Lotus are very heavy feeders! We recommend Waterlily World Fertilizer Tabs+ Humates for vigorous growth and best bloom! Simply press the fertilizer tabs near the roots of your lotus, taking care not to damage the roots of your sacred lotus plants. Fertilize June through September, giving the last dose of fertilizer in early September. This will allow your sacred lotus to go into dormancy naturally.
Please see our 'Complete Lotus Growing Guide' included with every lotus order.