Lotus Plant Description
Scarlet Peach Lotus (Fei Tao) has HUGE lotus flowers with vibrant, red color! This is a lush, full, peony shaped bloom on a very tall lotus plant! Scarlet Peach Lotus grows to 4 feet tall or taller when planted in wide containers. Give this beauty plenty of room to grow and bloom. Great in very wide tubs or containers and exceptionally beautiful when grown as a focal point in your pond!
How to plant your lotus
Plant in a very wide, shallow, no holes container using loam soil. Fill the container 2/3 full with loam soil. Dig a shallow trench across the surface of the soil. Gently place the lotus tuber in the trench, taking care not to break or damage the growth tips. Cover all but the growth tips with soil, leaving the growth tips exposed. Gently add 4 - 6 inches of water above the soil and place 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 container.
When to fertilize your lotus
Fertilize your lotus after you have aerial leaves growing out of the container. If you fertilize too early, you may kill or stunt 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, taking care not to damage the roots of your lotus plants.
Please see our 'Complete Lotus Guide' included with your lotus purchase!