A star-shaped, Valentine red flower with a frilly collar of stamen — a showstopper in any garden. Bold red color on a prominently displayed flower will make this lotus a favorite here as it is around the world. Pictures from around the world simply call this lotus 'Super Lotus 14B'. We added the word ‘Red’ in the title to help distinguish it 'Super', one of our most popular pink lotus. This cultivar will often produce semi-double flowers until the plant matures and the temperatures heat up. Both the early and the mature versions of the flowers boast deep red color and are exceptionally beautiful!
Flower Color: Brilliant Red
Plant Height: Medium/Large, 3’ or taller
Flower Type: Few-Petal, less than 25 petals
Pot Size: 16” or wider, 12”-18” deep
HOW TO FERTILIZE LOTUS
For conventional fertilizer (tablets or loose prills) which releases quickly when water is added:
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 2-3 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 rhizomes.
For SLOW-RELEASE FERTILIZER like Nutricote 14-4-14, 100 day fertilizer:
*follow amount directions on package. Place fertilizer around the bottom of the pot then add soil. Plant rhizome in the soil at the top of soil layer and let it grow down to find fertilizer. We use slow-release fertilizer but begin adding extra Pondtabbs after 3 months when growth gets vigorous and we continue adding extra fertilizer until late summer.
Do NOT use 360 day fertilizer because it will release fertilizer for too long and the lotus will not form as many rhizomes when it goes dormant.