Lotus Plant Description
Handsome Hero Lotus
(Chinese name: Junjie)
Impressive, large, bright-pink, EARLY BLOOMING lotus flowers have wide outer petals and smaller, ruffled, inner petals in the center of this gorgeous, HEAVY BLOOMER! The inner petals on Handsome Hero Lotus are tipped with creamy-white and look luminous! The receptacles on Handsome Hero Lotus are golden-yellow along with the fringe of stamens. Standing tall in the water garden, 'Handsome Hero Lotus' is sure to be a standout! A beautiful, sacred lotus to honor a hero in your life!
Lotus Planting Instructions
Plant in a wide (24-48 inches or wider), shallow container using heavy loam soil. Dig a trench across the surface of the soil and place the lotus tuber in the trench, being careful not to damage or break the growth tips. Cover the tuber with an inch or two of soil, leaving the growth tips exposed. Add three or four inches of water above the soil and place your lotus outside where it will receive 8+ hours of sunlight daily. DO NOT fertilize! In a week or two you will have coin leaves growing on the surface of the water, soon you will have aerial leaves growing out of the water.
Lotus Fertilizing Instructions
Once you have aerial leaves growing out of the water, fertilize with 4-6 fertilizer tabs during the growing/ blooming season (June through September). Simply push the fertilizer tabs one inch into the soil in the lotus container, being careful not to damage the roots of your lotus plant.
Please see our 'Complete Lotus Guide' included with your lotus purchase!
Type: Medium-Tall Lotus