'Inspiration' was named to honor Patrick Nutt, longtime curator of aquatic plants at Longwood Gardens. His passion for teaching others was truly an inspiration to all who knew him. This red lotus has large single flowers with broad petals which give it tremendous visual impact. Give this lotus plenty of room to grow and prepare to be dazzled!
Flower Color: Light Red
Plant Height: Tall, 48” and taller
Flower Type: Single or Few, less than 20 petals
Pot Size: 20” and wider, 12”-18” deep
How do I fertilize lotus? When do I fertilize my 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.