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Mangkala Pathum Lotus
Lotus Plant Description
Mankala Pathum Lotus is a very small pink lotus that blooms very early in the season and continues throughout the summer. It can be grown in a very small pot (6 inches-8 inches in diameter) but will grow very well in a traditional 12 inch lotus bowl. Hybridized by Nopchai Chansilpa of Thailand, Mangkala Pathum Lotus is destined to become one of the most popular miniature lotus available. Blooms, blooms, BLOOMS!
How to grow your lotus tuber
Choose a wide, shallow, no-holes container to grow your lotus. Fill the container 2/3 full of loam soil. Dig a shallow trench across the surface of the soil with your hand. Gently place the tuber in the trench, being careful not to break or damage the growth tips. Cover all but the growth tips with an inch or two of soil. Gently add 2 - 3 inches of water above the soil. Place the container in a sunny area outdoors where it will receive 8 - 12 hours of sunlight daily. Do not fertilize until you have aerial leaves growing out of the container.
How to fertilize your lotus
Wait until you have aerial leaves growing out of the water. We recommend a slow release fertilizer like Waterlily World Fertilizer Tabs for optimum growth and best bloom. Simply press the tabs into the soil throughout the growing/blooming season.
Please see our complete 'Lotus Planting Guide' included in each lotus order!