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Lotus Plant Description
Light Of Yaochi Lotus (Yao Chi Zhi Guang) is a stunning lotus plant with dreamy, delicate, lustrous flowers that adorn this medium sized lotus hybrid. The versicolor flowers on Light Of Yaochi Lotus are in exquisite shades of white, pink-blush and pale-green. Light Of Yaochi Lotus has curled, creamy-white stamens that add interest along with the pale-green receptacles and emerald-green foliage. Light Of Yaochi Lotus has understated elegance that adds beauty and grace to any area of your water garden setting.
Lotus Planting Instructions
Plant your lotus tuber in a wide, shallow, no-holes container. Use loam soil, filling your lotus container 2/3 full. Gently dig a trench with your hand across the surface of the soil and place your lotus tuber in the trench. Be careful not to break or damage the growth tips. Cover all but the growth tips with an inch or two of soil, leaving the growth tips exposed. Gently add 2 - 3 inches of water above the soil and place your container in a sunny area outdoors (8 - 12 hours of sunlight daily). Lotus need at least 8 hours of sunlight to grow and bloom. Once you have aerial leaves, it is time to fertilize your lotus.
Lotus Fertilizing Instructions
Wait until you have aerial leaves to fertilize your lotus plants. We recommend using Waterlily World Fertilizer Tabs for optimum growth, best bloom and ease of use. Simply press the tabs into the soil near the roots of your lotus plants, taking care not to damage the roots. Fertilize during the growing/blooming months (June through September). Lotus will go into dormancy in October.
Please see our 'Complete Lotus Guide' included with your lotus purchase!