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Lotus Plant Description
Golden Apple Yellow Lotus , a medium to tall lotus, perfect for 16 to 24 inch wide containers. A GREAT BLOOMER as well. This delightful, double-petal lotus has light yellow petals (do not believe any over exaggerated internet photos of this lotus) the photos we are presenting are very accurate. Anything seen in brighter shades of yellow is an enhanced coloration by a photo filter. Chinese name / pronunciation, 'Jin Pingguo'. This variety can sport either seed pods or bubbles in the center during the growing season. Often the earlier flowers are bubbles.Lots of ruffled petals create a lush and full flower! A rich and delightful addition to your water garden feature, tub or container garden. Add joy and beauty to your terrestrial garden by digging a hole in the soil and dropping a container in the soil--plant your lotus in any sunny corner of your flower garden! One of the prettiest yellow lotus we sell and a HEAVY BLOOMER
Lotus Planting Instructions
Plant your lotus tuber in the month of May, when weather is consistently warm, after all danger of frost has passed. Plant in a wide (16-48 inches wide) or wider container using heavy loam soil. Dig a trench in the soil and place the lotus tuber in the trench being careful not to break or damage the growth tips. Cover the tuber with a couple of inches of soil while keeping the growth tips exposed. Add a few inches of water above the soil and place the container in a sunny location outdoors. Lotus need 8+ hours of sunlight to grow and bloom). In a week or two you will have coin leaves on the surface of the water, a week or so after that you should have aerial leaves growing out of the water. Once you have aerial leaves, it is time to fertilize your lotus.
Lotus Fertilizing Instructions
Lotus Plants are very heavy feeders! We recommend Waterlily World Fertilizer Tabs + Humates for OPTIMUM GROWTH, BEST BLOOM and EASE OF USE. Simply press four or six fertilizer tabs into the soil near the roots of the lotus, being careful not to damage the roots. Do this once a month throughout the growing/blooming season (June through September). Your lotus should grow and bloom the very first year!