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West Lake Red Lotus
Lotus Plant Description
West Lake Red Lotus is an exceptional lotus with large, soft-red, single-petal lotus flowers with a hint of violet color over the petals. West Lake Red Lotus is named for the region in China where it was found in the Hangzhou District. This is a very distinct lotus with pale-green receptacles and yellow-gold stamens which complement this handsome lotus nicely!
How do I plant my lotus?
Plant your lotus tuber in a wide, shallow, no holes container (24 - 48 inches wide or wider) using loam soil. Fill you container 2/3 full with loam soil, dig a trench on the surface of the soil and gently place your lotus tuber in the trench, taking care not to break or damage the growth tips. Cover all but the growth tips with an inch or two of soil. Add 4 - 5 inches of water above the soil and place your lotus tuber in a sunny area outdoors. Your lotus will need 8 - 12 hours of sunlight daily to grow and bloom. Do not fertilize until you have aerial leaves growing out of the water.
How do I fertilize my lotus plant?
Wait until you have aerial leaves growing out of the water to fertilize your lotus. Lotus are heavy feeders. We recommend 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, taking care not to damage the roots. Do this once each month, June through September, making the last application in September.
Please see our 'Complete Lotus Guide' included with your lotus purchase.