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Storm 13 Lotus
Lotus Plant Description
Storm 13 Lotus is a unique lotus with graduated petal length. The outer petals are longest and each row of petals get shorter towards the center of the lotus flower, giving this lotus distinct visual appeal. Storm 13 Lotus is adorned in shades of creamy-whites and sunny-pinks and complemented with attractive green foliage.
How to plant your lotus
Plant your lotus in a wide, shallow, no holes container (24 - 48 inches wide) using loam soil. Fill the container 2/3 full of loam soil. Dig a shallow trench across the surface of the soil. Place the lotus tuber in the trench and cover all but the growth tips with an inch or two of soil. Gently add 4 - 5 inches of water above the soil and place in a sunny location outdoors (8 - 12 hours of sunlight daily). Do not fertilize your lotus until you have aerial leaves growing out of the water. If you fertilize too early, you may stunt or kill your lotus plant.
How to fertilize your lotus plant
Wait until you have aerial leaves to fertilize your lotus. Once you have aerial leaves you may use a slow release fertilizer like 'Waterlily World Fertilizer Tabs' to fertilize your lotus. Simply press the tabs into the soil near the roots of your lotus, taking care not to damage the roots. Do this once each month, June through September, making the final fertilizer application in September.
Please see our 'Complete Lotus Guide' included with your lotus purchase.