We have searched for a medium multi-petal pink to add to the collection and have found 'Beauty Jing' to be perfect! The uniform color of the first day flower changes slowly to a very light pink on the last day but the petals keep their uniform shape so every day has something special to offer.
Flower Color: Pink
Plant Height: Medium/Small, 24-47”
Flower Type: Multi-petal, more than 50 petals
Pot Size: 12” and wider, 7-10"” deep
Chinese Beauty Jing - Photo by Yileen Water Gardens
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.