Lotus Plant Description
Rose Red Lotus has lush, full, rosy-red blooms that are quite large on this tall, red, multi-petal lotus specimen. Rose Red Lotus blooms early and the spectacular, red blooms have a hint of purple throughout the petals. Add show-stopping beauty to your patio, terrace or balcony with this luscious lotus variety, Rose Red Lotus.
How to plant your lotus
Plant your lotus tuber in a wide (24 - 48 inches wide or wider), shallow, no-holes container using loam soil. Fill the container 2/3 full with loam soil. Dig a trench across the surface of the soil and place your lotus tuber in the trench. Take care not to break or damage the growth tips. Add 4 - 5 inches of water above the soil and place the container in a sunny area outdoors where it will receive 8 - 12 hours of sunlight daily. Do not fertilize until you have aerial leaves growing out of the water.
How to fertilize your lotus
Wait until you have aerial leaves to fertilize your lotus. If you fertilize too soon you may burn the plant. 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 the lotus, taking care not to damage the roots. Fertilize throughout the growing/blooming season (June through September). The last dose should be administered in early September, thus allowing your lotus to go into dormancy naturally.
Please see our 'Complete Lotus Guide' included with each lotus order!