Best grown in moist, acidic, humusy soils in part shade to full shade. Plants may be grown from seed, but will not flower for 4-5 years. Quicker and better results are obtained from planting corms which are sold by many bulb suppliers and nurseries.
In addition, offsets from mature plants may be harvested and planted.
upto 0.50 feet
Yellow,Pink, Blue, White
easy to grow
Planting and care
The Lotus plant should be fertilized sparingly for the first year
Too much fertilizer may cause the Lotus foliage to burn
A Lotus plant that is established can be fed every 3 or 4 weeks during the growing season
Care must be taken when inserting fertilizer tabs, because the growing tip and new growth can be damaged
It is important to protect the Lotus roots from freezing
Lotus can winter over in the pond if the pond depth is below the freeze line for your area
In late fall, the yellowed foliage should be cut off and the plant lowered to the deepest part of the pond
Or you may lift the tubers after the plant has died back during the fall
If you lift the tubers, store them in a cool, frost-free location until late spring
To help prevent mildew and rotting, store them in living sphagnum moss
They grow in water
Apply any organic fertilizer
Lotus special feature
Naturalize in moist soils in shaded areas of native plant gardens, shade gardens, woodland gardens or wild/naturalized areas. Also grows well in pond or stream banks or in shady areas of rock gardens.
The flower is used to brew lotus teas, which relieves cardiac complications and helps to stop bleeding
Frequently Asked Questions
How tall do lotus grow?
On average lotus grows upto 0.50 feet
What color are lotus ?
A lotus plant bears flowers of color Yellow,Pink, Blue, White