Meizhonghong

Sino-American Red

Nelumbo nucifera 



An elegant lotus that will fit perfectly into a pot on a patio or table top! This medium lotus produces lots of blooms even when grown in smaller containers. Lovely, classic lotus with an open and airy few-petalled flower. The flying-dancing petals shimmer and flutter in the wind!

 

Flower Color: Red
Plant Height: Small-Medium
Flower Type: Few-petalled



Medium Lotus (24-48” in height): 10-16” wide, 6-8” deep
* Lotus generally prefer wide, shallow pots. Keep the pot size proportional to the height of the plant

 How do I fertilize lotus? When do I begin to fertilize lotus?

Wait until the lotus plant has several floating leaves or begins to put up aerial leaves before adding fertilizer. Choose a good fertilizer such as Waterlily World Tablets, Pondtabbs or Landon’s Aquatic Fertilizer and follow the instructions carefully. The amount of fertilizer to use is usually based on the size of the pot and the amount of soil in the pot. For example, most of the small tablets are added at a ratio of 1-2 tablets per gallon of soil in the pot. Once the lotus has started to grow vigorously tablets can be added every 3-4 weeks. Stop fertilizing in late summer to allow the lotus to use up all the fertilizer in the pot before going dormant. This encourages the lotus to form better tubers.

 

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