Tiny Red Elf 16 - Garden Gnome!


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Nelumbo nucifera




'Tiny Red Elf' is a very small bowl lotus that has sharply pointed petals that drape beautifully as the flower ages. The soft red color gives way to petals with a a slight blush of red at the tips of white petals. This little 'Tiny Red Elf' will be the perfect gnome in your garden! 

Flower Color: Light Red
Plant Height: Bowl, up 13” tall
Flower Type: Multi-petal, more than 50 petals
Pot Size: 8” and wider, 4”-10” deep

 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.