2023 Kaveri

$50.00

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Nelumbo nucifera

 

ATTENTION! GREAT NEW LOTUS!
Huge Flowers!

An extraordinary addition to our line-up! Hybridized by Mutha and Varun Kumar in India, this lotus is a fantastic bloomer. The flowers are very large and perfectly organized every time. Blooms early and often! The center frill of petals is tipped in white - so beautiful!
 Use extra dirt in the pot (10"-16") to keep these lush flowers standing up!

Flower Color: Red 
Plant Height: Large, more than 48"
Flower Type: Multi-petal, more than 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 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.