A Zhongshan Thousand Petal Red


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Zhongshan Hongtai


Nelumbo nucifera

Averaging more than 315 petals per flower with large red large petaloids in the center, this massive purple-violet flower is really one of a kind. Some of the petaloids will have a green/yellow stripe for extra flair.  'Zhongshan Duplicate Red' is a duplicate-petaled flower which generally means it will not set seeds.


Flower Color: Red (Violet Purple)
Plant Height: Large (48"+)
Flower Type: Multi-petal (Duplicate) 


*Pot size: 
Large Lotus (more than 48” in height): 16-24” wide, 10-14” deep
* Lotus generally prefer wide, shallow pots


How do I fertilize lotus?

When do I fertilize my 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.