Pekinensis Rubra Lotus has STUNNING, radiant-red, single petal flowers with golden -yellow centers and yellow receptacle. A beautiful lotus that needs lots of room! Grows to 5' tall with large blooms while producing very large tubers as well.
Grow this remarkable lotus in a 20 inch pot or larger, using aquatic planting medium or heavy loam soil. Put 5 - 6 inches of heavy loam soil in your container, dig a trench across the top of the soil and gently place your lotus tuber in the trench, making sure to keep the growth tips exposed. Gently add 4 inches of water above the soil and place your container in full sun on your deck, patio or shallow area of your pond. If the water becomes cloudy, gently pour out the cloudy water and add fresh water. In a week or so, you will have coin leaves on the surface of the water.
DO NOT fertilize until you have aerial leaves growing up and out of the water. Fertilize every three weeks with slow release fertilizer during the growing/blooming season.