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Mi Amigo Lotus (Friendship Lotus) is a lovely, lively lotus with huge, 10 inch blooms in sparkling pink-red color over the petals with white at the base of the petals along with green receptacles and bright-yellow stamens. A colorful and delightful lotus that blooms early in the season and blooms heavily as well! EARLY BLOOMER and HEAVY BLOOMER!
Plant in a wide (24-48 inch or wider), shallow container using heavy loam soil. Dig a trench across the surface of the soil and place your lotus tuber in the trench, being careful not to damage the growth tips. Carefully cover all but the growth tips with an inch or two of soil and add a few inches of water over the soil. DO NOT FERTILIZE! Place your lotus container in a sunny location where it will receive at least 8 hours of sunlight per day. In a week or two you will have coin leaves on the surface of the water, soon you will have aerial leaves.
Once you have aerial leaves growing out of the water, you may fertilize your lotus with 4-6 fertilizer tabbs per month, from June through September. Simply push the fertilizer tabbs into the soil about one inch deep, being careful not to damage the root.
We recommend Waterlily World Fertilizer Tabbs + Humates for vigorous growth and more blooms!