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Lotus Plant Description
Little Longevity Star Lotus is pure perfection drenched in brilliant-red color! A small lotus with REAL STAR POWER! This small, brilliant-red, single-petal lotus is simply dazzling when placed in small containers or in a tub garden or small pond! Stamens and receptacles are bright-gold and attractive foliage is dark-green. Little Longevity Star Lotus is so very lovely when placed on a table on your deck, patio or balcony! Bright-red color really POPS!
Lotus Planting Instructions
Plant your lotus tuber in the month of May, after all danger of frost has passed. (Lotus Tubers can be stored in the crisper of your refrigerator until proper planting time in your area.) Plant this small gem in a wide, shallow container, (16-20 inches wide or wider), using heavy loam soil. Dig a trench in the soil and gently place your lotus tuber in the trench, taking care not to break or damage the growth tips. Cover the tuber with soil while leaving the growth tips exposed. Add two or three inches of water above the soil and place your container in a sunny location outdoors. In a week or two your lotus should have coin leaves on the surface of the water. A week or two 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 are very heavy feeders! We recommend Waterlily World Fertilizer Tabs + Humates for optimum growth, best bloom and ease of use. After you have aerial leaves, simply press three fertilizer tabs into the soil near the roots of your lotus, taking care not to damage the roots. Do this each month during 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!