A large, round container without a hole is essential for planting a lotus.
Choose a pot of at least 40 can diameter A lotus needs lots of space.
Good brown soil (heavy top soil) covered with a 4 cm layer of sand.
Lotus are greedy plants. Plan on giving 8 to 12 tablets of fertilizer, 4 times per summer.
Lower the pot into the right position then lay the lotus tuber on the top of the container and push it gently into the
sand. Do not bury the growth bud. Make sure that over the summer the lotus does not have more than 7 to 10 cm (3" to 4") of water above the top of the pot.