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Princess Caroline Lotus is a stunning, single-petal lotus that is drenched in red color! This medium sized specimen is free-flowering with large, impressive blooms all season long! Yellow-gold stamens and bright-gold receptacles add dazzle to this amazing lotus! Red/Medium/Single-Petal
Plant this lotus specimen in the month 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.) Plant in heavy loam soil using a wide shallow container, (18-30 inches wide or wider). Dig a trench in the soil and gently place your lotus tuber in the trench, taking care not to bruise or break the growth tips on the tuber! Gently cover the tuber with soil while leaving the growth tips exposed. Add four 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 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. (Never fertilize before you have aerial leaves as this may kill 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 fertilizer tabbs into the soil near the roots of your lotus, taking care 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!