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Oriole Out Of Water Lotus is an absolutely splendid lotus with pale yellow-green buds and lemony-yellow flowers. Blooms longer in the season with blooms through September. Beautiful and unusual. Yellow/Dwarf-Medium/Semi-Double
Plant in a wide, shallow container using heavy loam soil. (16-30 inches wide, The wider the container the larger the lotus grows and blooms more as well!) Dig a trench in the soil and gently place the lotus tuber in the trench. Cover the tuber with soil while leaving the growth tips exposed. Add two inches of water above the soil and place in full sun outdoors. Lotus need 8 + hours of sunlight daily to grow and bloom. In a week or two you should have coin leaves on the surface of the water. A week or so 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 the fertilizer tabbs into the soil near the roots of your lotus, being careful not to damage the roots. Do this each month throughout the growing/blooming season, June through September. Your lotus should grow and bloom the very first year!
It is important to plant your lotus tuber by the end of May, after all danger of frost has passed. (Lotus may be stored in the crisper of your refrigerator until proper planting time in your area.