Lotus Plant Description
Nanjing Noble Lotus is a classic, single-petal lotus that often has a whisper of green over the petals on the 1st day blooms along with a green receptacle. Nanjing Noble Lotus is stunning in its simplicity on 2nd and 3rd day blooms with creamy-white petals and warm-gold receptacles. Tall and regal, Nanjing Noble Lotus will add a beautiful and tranquil element to your outdoor living space. Simply elegant in large containers or as a focal point in your pond. Nanjing Noble Lotus is one of the most elegant, white, single-petal lotus available today!
How to plant your lotus
Use a wide (24 - 48 inches wide or wider), shallow, no-holes container to plant your lotus tuber. Fill your container 2/3 full with loam soil. Dig a shallow trench across the surface of the soil and gently place your lotus tuber in the trench. Take care not to break or damage the growth tips. Cover all but the growth tips with an inch or two of soil. Gently add 4 - 5 inches of water above the tuber and place your lotus container in a sunny area outdoors (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 to fertilize your lotus. We recommend a slow release fertilizer like '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, taking care not to damage the roots. Fertilize your lotus each month throughout the growing/blooming season (June through September), applying your last dose of fertilizer in early September. This will allow your lotus to go dormant naturally.
Please see our 'Complete Lotus Guide' included with each lotus order.