Your Potted Lotus And Some Handy Plant Feeding Tips
These Can Be Truly Impressive Plants!
The lotus plant is one those pond or bog plants that can be absolutely stunning. The plant with its large blue-green leaves, large colorful flowers and their unique seed pods all contribute to make this a welcome addition to any pond or water garden. The problem with the lotus plant is that it is a heavy feeder during its growing season and if not provided with the proper nutrients will be stunted and more yellowish than blue-green. There are many types of lotus plants available, but all of them have about the same requirements as far as feeding goes.
In the video below from the Mega Pond Store they will walk you through proper feeding sequence for your lotus plant. Probably the most difficult thing to do is remember when every 21 days is, which is the feeding cycle for these wonderful plants. Here’s a quick breakdown of what you will see on the video.
Plant Feeding Tips
- If your lotus plant is just starting out from a long winter’s nap you’ll want to start fertilizing when the leaves begin floating on the surface of the water and at least one aerial shoot is above the water.
- Using a water-soluble fertilizer such as Miracle Grow (20-10-20) mix a quarter teaspoon into the water.
- Later on as the plants achieve greater size you’ll want to switch to 1 tablespoon of the Miracle Grow fertilizer every 21 days.
- Do not use pond tabs, which are the small circular fertilizer tablets. These have a tendency to be too localized and also to slow for the lotus plant to feed correctly.
So now that you get the gist of it watch the video and you will be able to make the determination as to what size the plan should be when increasing the fertilizer.
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