Pure Girl - Very Small!

$28.00
Nelumbo nucifera

Delicate, graceful beauty! The perfect miniature! 

Excellent for pots 6-8" in diameter.

One of the smallest lotus grown by Ten Mile Creek, 'Pure Girl' is classified as a exquisite of bowl lotus and has a lovely pure white flower made unique by the green tips sometimes found on the inner petals. 
The plant often has multiple buds, blooms and seed pods. The dark green leaves of the mature plant are only a few inches in diameter and can be dramatically effected by changing the pot size. We suggest using the pot-in-pot method when growing in pots less than 8" wide - see below.

 

Flower Color: White
Plant Height: Exquisite of Bowl Lotus (Micro, Mini), 6”-12” tall
Flower Type: Multi-petal, more than 50 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.