A lovely lotus with a tri-colored flower, American 3-Color displays a flying-dancing form when fully open. The large flower has prominent fluffy yellow stamen around a bright yellow-green receptacle. The creamy white petals give way to a lovely pink on the tips.
Flower Color: White with light yellow and pink
Plant Height: Medium, 24’-47”
Flower Type: Single or Few Petal, less than 20 petals
Pot Size: 16” and wider, 7”-14” 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 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.