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Nelumbo nucifera

This lovely medium-sized lotus with delicate color is perfect for a pot on your patio. It is cream with purplish-pink edges. The carpels in the center are often bubbles and produce a stunning crown effect.

Flower Color: Extra Light Yellow
Plant Height: Medium, 24’-47”
Flower Type: Semi-Double, 21-50 petals
Pot Size: 18” and wider, 10”-18” deep

 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.