Holy Fire Lotus is a SPECTACULAR, HEAVY BLOOMING lotus with large, 8" double flowers! Plenty of blooms on this beauty all summer long! Holy Fire is an attention getting, medium sized lotus often adorned with multiple blooms all summer when planted in a 14" wide or wider, shallow container. Grows 20-40 inches tall ALWAYS A SELLOUT! If you only buy one lotus this year, Buy Holy Fire! Lots of BANG for your BUCK!
Lotus should be planted by the month of May, after all danger of frost has passed. (Lotus may be stored in the crisper of your refrigerator until proper planting time in your area). Plant this delightful specimen in a wide, shallow container (at least 18-30 inches wide or wider), using heavy loam soil. Dig a trench in the soil and place the lotus tuber in the trench being careful not to damage the growth tips. Cover the tuber with soil while leaving the growth tips exposed and add four inches of water above the soil. Place your lotus container in a sunny location outdoors (Lotus need 8+ hours of sunlight to grow and bloom). In a week or so your lotus will have coin leaves on the surface of the water, a week or two after that your lotus will have aerial leaves growing out of the water. Once your lotus has aerial leaves, it is time to fertilize your lotus.
Lotus are very heavy feeders! We recommend WATERLILY WORLD FERTILIZER TABBS + HUMATES for optimum growth, best bloom and ease of use. Simply press four fertilizer tabbs into the soil near the roots of your lotus being careful not to damage the roots. Do this once a month throughout the growing/blooming season. Your lotus should grow and bloom the very first year!