$ 24.00 $ 30.00
Little Versicolor (Chinese: Xiaosajin)
Striking flowers on this versicolor lotus are creamy-white with pronounced, violet markings on the petals which add interest and highlights the beauty of this remarkable lotus. Tall/Versicolor/Multi-Petal
LITTLE VERSICOLOR is actually taller and larger than BIG VERSICOLOR and Little Versicolor has a slightly lower petal count. The main difference is that the edges have slightly less color on the edge than it's more well known sister plant, Big Versicolor. The subtle markings add to the beauty and elegance of this lotus. HEAVY BLOOMER and EARLY BLOOMER! Both Big and Little Versicolor have marvelous, large, dark- green leaves. A fabulous choice for your water garden feature!
Plant this beautiful lotus in a wide, (24-48 inches wide or wider), shallow container using heavy loam soil. Dig a trench across the surface of the soil and gently place the lotus tuber in the trench. Be careful not to break or damage the growth tips. Cover the tuber with soil while keeping the growth tips exposed. Gently add four to six inches of water above the soil and place where it will receive 8 + hours of sunlight daily. In a week or two you 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 are very heavy feeders. We recommend Waterlily World Fertilizer Tabbs + Humates for optimum growth, best bloom and ease of use. Simply press four to six 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 (June through September). Your lotus should grow and bloom the very first year!
Type: Medium-Tall Lotus