Tender Love Lotus
Lotus Plant Description
Tender Love Lotus (Lian Ai) has exotic, deep-red, single-petal lotus flowers on this incredible bloomer! Bloom after incredible bloom all season long! Yellow-gold receptacles and handsome green foliage complement Tender Love Lotus nicely. Tender Love Lotus is a wonderful lotus for the beginner!
How To Plant Your Lotus
Plant your lotus tuber in a wide, shallow, no-holes container using loam soil. Fill your container 2/3 full with loam soil and dig a trench on the surface of the soil. Gently place your lotus tuber in the trench and cover the tuber with 2 inches of soil, while leaving the growth tips exposed. Gently add 3 inches of water above the soil and place in a sunny location outdoors. Lotus need 8 - 12 hours of sunlight to grow and bloom. Do not fertilize until you have aerial leaves growing out of the water.
How To Fertilize Your Lotus Plant
Once your lotus has aerial leaves, you may begin 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 your lotus plants, taking care not to damage the roots. Do this from June until September, making September the final fertilizer application for the year.
Please see our 'Complete Lotus Guide' included with your lotus purchase.