Jewel Flower - The Gem of the Garden
Bao Shi Hua
These enormous dark red blooms demand a second look. The flowers of 'Jewel Flower' are rich deep red with a golden center. The receptacle in the center of the flower is usually bright yellow but when petaloids are present they can be pink and green adding extra visual impact. 'Jewel Flower' is a really great lotus!
Flower Color: Dark Red
Plant Height: Medium, 24’-47”
Flower Type: Multi-petal, more than 50 petals
Pot Size: 18” and wider, 10”-18” 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.