Exquisite of Bowl Pond Lotus are quickly becoming popular with water gardeners across the country. Exquisite of Bowl pond lotus are small, easy to grow and care for and are quite beautiful. Exquisite of Bowl pond lotus are not always suitable for the pond as they are quite small, no taller than 14". They are best planted in containers and placed in full sun on the deck or patio where they can easily be seen and enjoyed!
All Exquisite of Bowl Lotus are small, making them the perfect choice for bowls or containers in your water garden setting. You can purchase single or multi-petal varieties in all color ranges from reds, pinks, whites, yellows, versicolor and changeables.
Container size is important. We recommend you purchase a 16" in diameter by 7" deep container that can be placed in the ground or on the surface of a table on deck or patio. We recommend planting two of the same variety pond lotus tuber in your container, but this is not always cost-effective for the consumer. When planting your lotus tuber, use a combination of loam and clay soil (not potting soil) and keep the growth tips exposed. Add an inch or two of water over the soil and place container in full sun. In a week or two you will see coin leaves on the surface of the water. DO NOT FERTILIZE! Fertilizing at this stage of growth will kill your lotus tuber. Wait until you have several aerial leaves growing out of the water to fertilize.
Fertilize your Exquisite of Bowl lotus during the growing/blooming season. We recommend that you cut the fertilizer dosage in half with your initial fertilizer application. We recommend you purchase PondTabbs+Humates. Once your Exquisite of Bowl pond lotus has aerial leaves, use 1-2 PondTabbs+Humates per month for the first month, then 3-4 PondTabbs+Humates every three weeks, for the rest of the growing/blooming season. You may also add 1 teaspoon of epsom salt to your container to help keep leaves green. NEVER add water soluble Nitrogen to your pond lotus or you will burn it up.
Always keep your water levels checked as the water may evaporate quickly!
Divide your lotus tuber after the second year as you will have too much root mass in the pot. When you begin to prepare your plants for winter, always trim your lotus leaves above the water level as the stems are hollow, if you cut the stems below the water level, the lotus tuber will drown. You may over-winter your Exquisite of Bowl pond lotus in a shallow area of your pond, below the freeze line.
NOTE: An exciting way to add beauty to your flower bed or water garden feature is to place your Exquisite of Bowl pond lotus in a container in the ground. To do this, you must dig a hole slightly larger than the container you will be using. Make sure the site is located in full sun. Insert the container into the hole and add a few inches of heavy loam topsoil. Carefully plant your pond lotus tuber, keeping the growth tips exposed. Add two or three inches of water above the soil. Keep water levels maintained throughout the growing/blooming season. Fertilize as per instructions above. Your pond lotus should bloom the very first year. ENJOY!
1.) Red Silk Ball - An incredible, great blooming lotus which is much better suited for small bowls than the more well known Momo-Botan which is not a good bloomer. Blooms and Blooms.
2.) Golden Horse in Jade Palace - Always recommended, beautiful and an excellent bloomer.
3.) Little Green House - Great bloomer, easy to grow.
4.) Red Lantern - Another very simple to grow, smaller bowl lotus that can put up a number of flowers in a season. Smallest of the small lotus!
5.) Sparks - Easy, classic single petal. For a beginner this is one of the most easiest to begin with.
6.) Star of Green - Beautiful, Unique!
7.) Little Red Missing - RED! RED! RED! Follow the planting instructions and enjoy blooms unlike many others. We sell out early most years!
8.) Golden Autumn - Gorgeous!
9.) Friend Red - Single petal lotus, classic and beautiful!
10.) Peach With Raindrops - This lotus is a showstopper!
11.) Xiamen Bowl or Rice Paper Lotus - another favorite white single petal right up there with Princess Kennedy but probably smaller.
NEW*** Princess Ellen of Ten Mile Creek ! - New small double lotus with very bright pink tips and a faded center with over 50 petals that open in a gorgeous arrangement. Good bloomer!
Princess Abby of Ten Mile Creek ! - New, an early early bloomer and a heavy bloomer. This short versicolor classic lotus is one of the easiest for beginners and blooms a lot!