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English name, Rice Paper, or Chinese name, XIAMEN BOWL LOTUS, is a beautiful, dainty miniature. A perfect lotus with lovely white, single- petals. Yellow-gold receptacles and elegant green foliage complement this lotus nicely! Make sure you place this dainty lotus in a sunny spot where you can see it each day. It is a dependable, great flowering specimen and has lovely green foliage. Perfect for a sunny spot on your balcony, porch or patio!
Exquisite of Bowl-Dwarf/White/Single
Lotus tubers should be planted in the month of May, after all danger of frost has passed. (Lotus tubers can be stored in the crisper of your refrigerator until proper planting time in your area) Plant in small, wide, shallow container with heavy loam soil and 1" of water over tuber. Place in a sunny location outdoors. In a week or so, you should have coin leaves on the surface of the water, a week or two after that you should have aerial leaves growing out of the water. Once you have aerial leaves, it is time to fertilize your lotus.
Fertilize monthly once two aerial leaves are growing out of the water. We recommend Waterlily World Fertilizer Tabbs + Humates for optimum growth, best bloom and ease of use. Simply press the fertilizer tabbs into the soil near the roots of your lotus, taking care not to damage the roots. Do this each month throughout the growing/blooming season, June through September.
Always plant your lotus tubers in heavy loam soil, never potting soil or heavy composted material
Never fertilize your lotus until you have aerial leaves growing out of the water
Always plant your lotus tuber in full sun
Always replace the water that has evaporated from your lotus container