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Lotus Plant Description
Slim Red Fingers Lotus is a beautiful lotus flower with wide, bright-red petals and frilly, sunny-yellow stamens along with yellow receptacles and attractive, emerald-green foliage. Such a beautiful combination of color and texture that really 'pops' on this exceptional lotus. Adding Slim Red Fingers Lotus to your water garden setting adds an element of beauty and grace to your surroundings. Slim Red Fingers Lotus has beautiful blooms all summer long!
How to plant your lotus
Plant your lotus tuber when nights are consistently in the 50's or warmer. Use a wide (24 - 48") shallow, no-holes container using loam soil. NEVER USE POTTING SOIL! Fill your container 3/4 full with loam soil. Dig a shallow trench in the soil and gently place your lotus tuber in the trench. Be careful not to break or damage the growth tips! Cover all but the growth tips with an inch of soil, (the growth tips need sunlight to stimulate growth). Gently add two to four inches of water above the tuber and place your container where it will receive at least 10 - 12 hours of sunlight daily. In a week or two you should have coin leaves growing on the surface of the water. DO NOT fertilize your lotus until you have aerial leaves growing out of the water. Once you have aerial leaves, you may fertilize your lotus. Your lotus should grow and bloom the very first year!
How and when to fertilize your lotus
Lotus are very heavy feeders. Your lotus should be fed once a month throughout the growing/blooming season (June through September). We recommend Waterlily World Fertilizer Tabs + Humates for vigorous growth and best bloom. Simply press the fertilizer tabs into the soil near the roots of your lotus, being careful not to damage the roots.
Please see our 'Complete Lotus Guide' included with your lotus purchase!