X Chinese Red Yan'an with Dancing Petals!


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Zhong guo hong Yan'an

Nelumbo nucifera

Dancing, flying! Long thin petals of brilliant red will grab your attention quickly! The petals are high above the leaves and flutter in the wind. Another lovely lotus in the Chinese City Series by Master Ding, this one is truly distinctive and different. 

Flower Color: Brilliant Red 
Plant Height: Tall, 48” and taller
Flower Type: Single or Few Petal, less than 20 petals
Pot Size: 20” and wider, 12”-18” deep

See the sister lotus in this family:

Chinese Red Beijing
Chinese Red Jiaxing
Chinese Red Jingganshen
Chinese Red Ruijin
Chinese Red Shanghai
Chinese Red Xibeipo
Chinese Red Yan'an
Chinese Red Zunyi
Chinese Red Ruijin
Chinese Red Shaoshen


How do I fertilize lotus? When do I start fertilizing 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 such as Waterlily World Tablets and Pondtabbs 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.