In 2019 we are offering additional varieties of Micro Lotus:
- Fairy Lotus
- First Fall Lotus
- Mouth of Sparrow Lotus
- Rainbow Lotus
- Misty Rain Lotus
- Missing Lotus
- Green Calyx Lotus
- Spark Lotus
- Mini Chu Lady Lotus
- Red Carmine Lotus
Guidelines for growing Micro Lotus:
- Start with a pot size of 15 cm or about 6 inches in diameter. This will assure good growth and flower production. The smallest pot which may be used is 6 cm or 2.3 inches in diameter – this is only recommended for the experienced grower.
- If micro lotus are planted in a larger pot, greater than 8 inches (20 cm), expect a larger plant – standard bowl lotus size
- Plant tuber when average temperature is above 68 F (20 C)
- Plant in a well ventilated, outdoor area
- Make sure pot stays full of water – micro lotus will dry up quickly due to their small pot size
- Flowering temperature is 77 F (25 C) to 95 F (35 C)
- Water is best at a neutral pH ( 7.0)
- Fertilize every 15 days with a weak application of aquatic fertilizer (1/4 Tablet)
- If micro lotus are grown under 40% shade, the standing leaves will grow taller.
- Expect 3 to 5 flowers a season
- Remove old leaves and flowers only when “dead, with no signs of green”. This will encourage new growth.
- Allow for winter dormancy but do not let tuber freeze.
- Micro lotus tubers are very small and usually only have 1 growing point
- Micro lotus are small and therefore produce very few tubers. This makes them a more valuable lotus.
Because of their small size, true Micro Lotus can be a challenge to grow. A technique used in China is to grow the micro lotus in a larger bowl of water. this assures hydration and moderates temperature spikes. The primary pot and micro lotus are removed and cleaned up for display as desired. Average Size tuber: Get the latest news from Bergen Water Gardens: [mc4wp_form id=”3291″]