Green Love - Lucky Green!


Nelumbo nucifera

Non-Stop Blooming!

The bud and 1st day flower of Green Love are, indeed, green! The flower is definitely tulip-shaped and only relaxes to fully open around the 3rd day and even then there is green at the tip of the petals. Massive flower production for us here at the nursery and it even threw a double-headed flower this summer (see picture below). The flowers are high up over the leaves.


Flower Color: Green/Yellow
Plant Height: Small/Medium, 24’-47”
Flower Type: Single or Few Petals, less than 20 petals
Pot Size: 12” and wider, 7”-10” 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.