Chawan Basu

$25.00

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Nelumbo nucifera


'Chawan Basu' has beautiful cup-shaped single-petal flowers that have white petals tipped in bright pink. This lovely lotus is popular all over the world. The flower tends to hold its upright formation.

Flower Color: Versicolor
Plant Height: Medium, 24’-47”
Flower Type: Single or Few Petal, less than 20 petals
Pot Size: 18” and wider, 10”-18” deep


 How do I fertilize lotus? When do I begin to fertilize my lotus?
Wait until the lotus plant has several floating 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 tablet 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.