'Camellia Red' has heavy dark pink veining on the flowers which gives it a rich color. The double flower looks like a larger version of its namesake. A really special lotus that grows about 24-36" tall. This lotus is a perennial favorite here at Ten Mile Creek Nursery.
Flower Color: Light Red
Plant Height: Small, 18”-24”
Flower Type: Multi-petal, more than 50 petals
Pot Size: 12” and wider, 8”-14” 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.