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Lotus Plant Description
Pearls On A Ruby Plate Lotus is a tiny jewel that grows in a 6 - 10 inch wide, 6 inch deep container! This is a stunning 'Bowl' lotus that can also be grown as a 'Micro' lotus. Lovely red, multi-petal flowers bloom on this little gem and this lotus grows to 13 inches tall. Pearls On A Ruby Plate Lotus makes a delightful addition when placed in a sunny area of your outdoor living space!
How to plant your lotus tuber
This tiny lotus may be planted in a small container 6 - 10 inches wide and 6 inches deep. Fill the container 2/3 full with loam soil. Dig a shallow trench on the surface of the soil. Gently place the tuber in the trench and cover all but the growth tips with an inch of soil. Gently add an inch of water above the soil and place where the lotus will receive at least 8 hours of sunlight daily. Keep your eye on the water level and replace any water that has evaporated with warm water. Do not fertilize until you have aerial leaves growing out of the water. If you fertilize too early, you may burn the plant.
(Pearls On A Ruby Plate may also be grown as a micro-lotus)
How to fertilize your lotus
Do not fertilize your lotus until you have aerial leaves. Once you have aerial leaves it is time 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.
Please read our 'Complete Lotus Growing Guide' included with each lotus order!