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PEKINENSIS RUBRA LOTUS is an AMAZING lotus with BIG, BEAUTIFUL BLOOMS held high above the handsome green foliage! The large, classic, single-petal flowers are simply spectacular in shades of rosy-red with bright-yellow receptacles! This lotus specimen grows to FIVE FEET TALL, when grown in wide containers! This lotus also produces very, large tubers that can be used as edible vegetables when grown in very large, earth bottom ponds. ALWAYS A CUSTOMER FAVORITE! ORDER EARLY AS THIS LOTUS SELLS OUT QUICKLY! Great in large containers or for your pond!
Plant this lotus in a wide (24-48 inches or wider), shallow container using heavy loam soil. Dig a trench in the soil and place the lotus tuber in the trench, take care not to break or damage the growth tips. Cover the tuber while keeping the growth tips exposed. A six to eight inches of water above the soil and place in a sunny location outdoors. Lotus need 8+ hours of sunlight 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 four or six fertilizer tabbs into the soil near the roots of your lotus being careful not to damage the roots. Do this once a month throughout the growing/blooming season, June through September. Your lotus should grow and bloom the very first year!