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Lotus Plant Description
Splendid Lotus adds an elegant touch to your water garden setting with large, full flowers in shades of creamy-white with just a hint of exquisite color on the petals tips! Splendid Lotus is an exciting, tall, versicolor lotus with multi-petal blooms that add a regal touch to any area of your outdoor living space. Centers on this regal lotus variety are usually green petaloids, adding a 'crowning finish'! The beautiful green foliage is the perfect backdrop for such a 'splendid' lotus! Perfect in large containers on your deck or patio!
How to plant your lotus
Choose a wide (24 - 48 inches or wider), shallow, no holes container. Fill the container 2/3 full of loam soil. Dig a shallow trench across the surface of the soil and gently place your lotus tuber in the trench. Take care not to break or damage the growth tips. Cover your lotus tuber with an inch or two of soil, leaving the growth tips exposed. Gently add 4 - 5 inches of water above the soil and place your lotus container in a sunny area outdoors (8 - 12 hours of sunlight daily). Do not fertilize until you have aerial leaves growing out of the water.
How to fertilize your lotus
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. We recommend 'Waterlily World Fertilizer Tabs for best bloom, optimum growth and ease of use, Simply press the tabs into the soil near the roots of your lotus, taking care not to damage the roots. Fertilize your lotus throughout the growing/blooming season (June - September) giving the last dose of fertilizer in early September. This will allow your lotus to go into dormancy naturally.
Please see our 'Complete Lotus Growing Guide' included in each lotus order.