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Lotus Plant Description
Respected Guest Bowl Lotus is perfect in a small pot on your porch or patio. Dark-red 1st day blooms are a lovely, elegant shade of red with yellow-gold receptacles. Respected Guest Bowl Lotus is an elegant and classic lotus for your water garden or in pots on your deck or patio.
Lotus Planting Instructions
Lotus should be planted in a wide, shallow container using loam soil. Fill your lotus container 2/3 full of loam soil. Dig a shallow trench across the surface of the soil. Gently place your lotus tuber in the trench, taking care not to damage or break the growth tips. Cover all but the growth tips with soil, leaving the growth tips exposed. Gently add with 2 - 4 inches of water above surface of the soil. Place your lotus container in a sunny area outdoors, lotus need 8 - 12 hours of sunlight to grow and bloom. Do not fertilize until you have aerial leaves growing out of the water.
Lotus Fertilizing Instructions
Fertilize monthly, after you have two aerial leaves growing up and out of the container, with fertilizer tabs.
Please see our 'Complete Lotus Guide' included with your lotus purchase!