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PINK THOUSAND PETALS LOTUS has remarkable, full, pink flowers, (though not 1000 petals). The magnificent blooms are complemented with attractive green foliage. This EARLY BLOOMER will look lovely in your water garden feature this year!
Plant your lotus tuber by the end of May, after all danger of frost has passed. (Lotus tubers can be stored in the crisper of your refrigerator until proper planting time in your area). Plant your lotus tuber in a wide (24-48 inches or wider), shallow container using heavy loam soil. Dig a trench in the soil and gently place your lotus tuber in the trench, being careful not to break or damage the growth tips. Cover the tuber with soil while leaving the growth tips exposed. Add four to six inches of water above the soil and place your lotus in a sunny location outdoors. (Lotus need 8 + Hours of sunlight to grow and bloom) In a week or two you should have aerial leaves growing out of the water. In another week or two you should have aerial leaves growing out of the water, once you have aerial leaves, it is time to fertilize your lotus.
Only fertilize once you have two aerial leaves growing out of the water, then fertilize monthly with fertilizer tabbs. 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 once a month throughout the growing/blooming season (June through September). Your lotus should grow and bloom the very first year!