Lotus Vine ( LIVE STARTER PLANT) Parrot's Beak
Lotus Vine, also known as Parrot's Beak, is a native of the Canary Islands. It has a nice mounding habit with grey foliage and is set on fire with 1-inch-long red and golden blooms, usually by late spring. Due to its unusually shaped bloom and wonderful growth habit, it has great potential to be used in combination planters, as a border plant, or in a standalone container. It is hardy in zones 10 to 12, but it makes a wonderful summer annual for the rest of us.
The ideal way to grow the Lotus Vine is to keep it in a cool house in the winter with a temperature of 45 F and bring it to the a warmer house in the spring to flower. This is a process called vernalization and allows you to grow a nice compact plant due to cold temps, which then blooms widely when placed in warmer temps in the spring.
- We recommend planting 5 starter plants per 10 inch basket. Use a well-drained soil in your baskets and plant your starter plants deep, allowing the ellepot to be completely covered by the soil. If you are planting 4" pots, 1 plant per pot should be sufficient. Plant it directly in the middle of your pot.
- Pinching is not required on a natural season bloom schedule, but it is useful in shaping the basket as needed. Remember to give yourself a minimum of 4 weeks from the last pinch for blooms to develop.
I will never buy plants from here.. my pinkie is thicker than the plants they sent