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Titan Lotus has bold and beautiful, brilliant red color! Single-petaled flowers bloom regally above the handsome green leaves. Gold stamens and receptacle add to the magnificent beauty of this lotus. A CUSTOMER FAVORITE! Order early, always a sellout! After all danger of frost has passed, plant your lotus tuber in heavy clay soil using a large, wide, shallow container, keeping the growth tips exposed. Add 4-6" of water above the soil and place in FULL SUN! In a week or two coin leaves will appear on the surface of the water. Once you have aerial leaves growing out of the water, fertilize monthly during the growing/blooming season.
This large lotus specimen can also be used as a vegetable crop rather than an ornamental flower. When planting as a vegetable, you must plant in a large, shallow pond rather than a container. The tubers must reach 2-4" in diameter for cooking purposes. Lotus can be found in many Indian and Japanese dishes. Lotus is a delicacy in some countries and in others it is considered a staple.
For complete instructions on growing as a vegetable crop, go to our "How To Grow Lotus As An Edible Vegetable" page Tall-Brilliant Red-Single