Exquisite of Bowl & Dwarf Pond Lotus are the smallest. These plants can only tolerate very shallow water 2-4 inches above the roots. Do not fertilize until 2 leaves stand above water. Fertilize with caution just a few tablets every 10 days if growing outside the pond in a container. Likes full sun, loam soil or clay / calcined clay. Pots should be 8" wide or more for optimum blooming. The wider the better.