Mangala patum - The BEST Exquisite of Bowl Lotus!
It is an honor to be allowed to sell this lovely bowl lotus hybridized by Dr. Nopchai Chansilpa. Mangala patum is one of the first lotus to wake up from dormancy every year. Then it blooms, and blooms, and blooms some more! It flourishes in a small bowl outside and then can be brought inside for a few days at a time to enjoy the beautiful perfect pink flowers which are almost always present in multiples. Mangala patum is THE BEST tiny bowl lotus that we grow. It is extremely hardy, also. The flowers bounce between semi-double and double in petal count. We suggest using the pot-in-pot method when growing this lotus in a pot less than 10" wide - see below.
Flower Color: Pink
Plant Height: Exquisite of Bowl Lotus (Micro, Mini), 6”-12” tall
Flower Type: Semi-Double, 21-50 petals to 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.