2024 Beauty Liao

$35.00

Nelumbo nucifera

Patio or balcony perfect! Our search for new miniature bowl lotus lead us to this little bit of pink perfection. We especially like the almost luminous golden reflection at the base of the petals! The flower is perfectly balanced and well organized. The center puff of petals is the perfect contrast to the larger rows of outer petals. Beauty Liao grew extremely well and bloomed throughout the summer in a 10" wide pot that was 7" deep; however, it will also grow well in a slightly smaller bowl resulting in a smaller mature plant. 

Do you want to grow this one as a mini lotus? Please let us know by writing in the comment section of the check out page - "TO BE GROWN IN SMALL POT". Directions for planting as a micro lotus are found below.

Flower Color: Pink
Plant Height: Bowl/Mini, 16" or less
Flower Type: Multi-Petal, Double
Suggested Pot Size: 8-14", 5-8" deep

*A smaller, more shallow bowl results in a smaller plant.

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.


*A smaller, more shallow bowl results in a smaller plant.