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Tower Of Day And Night Lotus (Chang Yu Lou)
Lotus Plant Description
Tower Of Day And Night Lotus is a distinct lotus with heavenly, red, multi-petal flowers and colorful, mottled, bubble carpels. Tower Of Day And Night Lotus is a tall lotus that looks as though it should be in the 'thousand petal' category but it is not. Tower Of Day And Night Lotus is an exciting specimen that brings exotic beauty to your water garden setting.
How do I plant my lotus?
Use a wide, shallow, no holes container (24 - 48 inches wide or wider) using loam soil. Fill your container 2/3 full with loam soil. Dig a trench across the surface of the soil. Gently place your lotus tuber in the trench taking care not to break or bruise the growth tips. Cover all but the growth tips with an inch or two of soil, leaving the growth tips exposed. Add 4 - 5 inches of water above the soil and place the container in a sunny area 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 and When do I fertilize my lotus plant?
Lotus are heavy feeders, once you have aerial leaves it is time 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 tablets into the soil near the roots of your lotus plant, taking care not to damage the roots. Do this once each month, June through September, adding the final dose of fertilizer in September.
Please see our 'Complete Lotus Guide' included with your lotus purchase.