Plum Robe Lotus (Bare Root)

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Special Notes on Lotus Tubers

Important Note on Shipping Lotus: Lotus orders come from a special, limited-availability, farm and because of this cannot be combined with other products for shipping. Shipping is a flat $18.00 regardless of the number of tubers ordered

Limited Time & Limited Quantities: Lotus are harvested during winter dormancy and shipped bare root, March 15 - Early May Only. Orders ship Mon-Wed of each week and are weather-dependent. Please allow extra delivery time if the order is placed Wed-Sun or during extreme temperatures.

How to Plant & Care for Lotus

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Description

Nelumbo nucifera

PREMIER LOTUS!
VERY LIMITED QUANTITIES

A dark maroon lotus! Isn't the color stunning? The bud is almost black and is as fat as a nice round plum. An exceptional well blooming variety, we highly recommend Plum Robe - even the last day color is bright red!

Plant Height: Large/ Tall (48"+)
Flower Color: Deep Red
Flower Type: Single (less than 25 petals)
Pot Size: 18" or wider, 12"-18" deep

HOW TO FERTILIZE LOTUS

For conventional fertilizer (tablets or loose prills) which releases quickly when water is added:

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 2-3 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 rhizomes.

For SLOW-RELEASE FERTILIZER like Nutricote 14-4-14, 100 day fertilizer:


*follow amount directions on package.
Place fertilizer around the bottom of the pot then add soil. Plant rhizome in the soil at the top of soil layer and let it grow down to find fertilizer. We use slow-release fertilizer but begin adding extra Pondtabbs after 3 months when growth gets vigorous and we continue adding extra fertilizer until late summer.
Do NOT use 360 day fertilizer because it will release fertilizer for too long and the lotus will not form as many rhizomes when it goes dormant.

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