Lotus Plant Description
Siam Ruby Lotus is another beautiful specimen from Buafa Gardens in Thailand. This is an incredible, brilliant-red, multi-petal lotus that blooms heavily throughout the season! Siam Ruby Lotus is aptly named for the ruby-red blooms that are non-stop! A small lotus (bowl-dwarf in size) this is a lotus that looks great in containers or in shallow water in your pond, adding bright, brilliant-red color! Attractive green foliage and bright-yellow receptacles add just the right touch for this delightful addition to your water garden feature. Siam Ruby Lotus may be grown in small containers to grow as a micro lotus!
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How to plant your lotus
Choose a wide (11 - 20 inches wide or wider), shallow, no holes container for your lotus tuber. Fill the container 2/3 full with loam soil. Dig a shallow trench across the surface of the soil and gently place the lotus tuber in the trench. Take care not to break or damage the growth tips. Cover all but the growth tips with an inch or two of soil, leaving the growth tips exposed. Gently add 2 inches of water above the soil and place your container in a sunny area outdoors (8 - 12 hours of sunlight daily). Do not fertilize your lotus until it has aerial leaves.
How to fertilize your lotus
Wait until you have aerial leaves growing out of the water to fertilize your lotus. 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). Your final dose of fertilizer should be in early September, allowing your lotus to go into dormancy naturally.
Please see our 'Complete Lotus Growing Guide' included with your lotus purchase.