Tiny Girl - Exquisite of Bowl Lotus
Teeny, tiny and packed with blazing red color!
We searched the world over for tiny new lotus to add to our line-up and here is a great one. 'Tiny Girl' is a exquisite of bowl lotus hybridized by Yileen Gardens. The perfect little flower has vibrant color and a lovely shape. Choose a small bowl and grow this on your balcony or patio table. We suggest using the pot-in-pot method when growing this lotus in a pot less than 8" wide - see below.
Photo by Yann Mumber, Le Jardine Nelumbo
Flower Color: Red
Plant Height: Exquisite of Bowl Lotus (Micro, Mini), 6”-12” tall
Flower Type: Single or Few Petals, less than 20 petals
Pot Size: 6” and wider, 4”-10” deep
Pot-in-Pot Method for Micro Lotus
EXQUISITE OF BOWL LOTUS (MICRO LOTUS)“Lotus cultivars developed to grow and flourish in very small pots (4”-12” wide, 8” or less deep). These hybrids usually stay less than 13” tall.”
We recommend growing these varieties using the pot-in-pot method.
Choose two pots:
Pot A – small display pot. This is the smallest of the two pots and should measure at least 4” smaller in diameter and 2” less in height than Pot B. The lotus tuber is planted in Pot A. This pretty pot can be removed from Pot B for display when lotus is blooming.
Pot B - larger outside growing pot, not for display. Pot A should be able to sit in Pot B with about at least a 2” margin on all sides and at top.
1) Fill Pot A (display pot) ¾ full of topsoil.
2) Fill to top with water and plant tuber in Pot A.
3) Place Pot A in Pot B.
4) Slowly fill Pot B with water, making sure that there is at least 1” of water above the top rim of Pot A, the display pot with planted tuber.
5) Place in direct sun. Keep water level higher than top rim of Pot A.