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Lotus Plant Description
Immaculate Lotus (Chinese: Wuxia)
Stately, regal, white blooms embellished with yellow-gold receptacles and orange-gold stamens that adorn the beautiful flowers of 'Immaculate Lotus'. These blooms, along with the attractive, green foliage create a stunning focal point for your water garden feature in the summer sunlight. Create a serene, tranquil area of your water garden for this graceful 'Immaculate Lotus'. Namaste'
Lotus Planting Instructions
Plant in the month of May after all danger of frost has passed. Temperatures in your area must be consistently warm. (Lotus tubers can be stored in the crisper of your refrigerator until proper planting time for your area). Plant in a wide (24-48 inches wide or wider), shallow container using heavy loam soil. Dig a trench in the soil and gently place your lotus tuber in the trench being careful not to break or damage the growth tips. Cover the lotus tuber with soil while leaving the growth tips exposed. Add four inches of water above the soil and place your lotus tuber in a sunny location outdoors. In a week or two you should have coin leaves growing 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 sacred lotus plant.
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 your lotus plant, being careful not to damage the roots. Do this throughout the growing/blooming season (June through September). Your lotus should grow and bloom the very first year!
Please see our 'Complete Lotus Guide' included with your lotus purchase.