Guess what color this teeny tiny little lotus is? Deep, dark red flowers on an elfin lotus — drama in miniature! This is the darkest red flower that we have seen n an Exquisite of Bowl Lotus (micro lotus). Mini Blood has perfectly shaped multi-petal flowers and red coin leaves. We suggest using the pot-in-pot growing method for this lotus growing in a pot less than 8" wide.
Flower Color: Dark Red
Plant Height: Micro, 8”-14”
Flower Type: Multi-Petal
Pot Size: 5”-12” or wider, 4”-8” deep
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.