I'm betting that this little water lily would be very happy growing in a soda bottle sub-irrigated planter (SIP).
Will it be the next houseplant craze? Will it be available in a store near me any time soon? I won't hold my breath. Stay tuned.
The world’s smallest water lily almost became extinct in the wild two years ago, but the botanist who pulled it back from the brink now hopes that the “window sill water lily” will become the next houseplant craze.
“You can grow it in a coffee mug,” said Carlos Magdalena, a senior horticulturalist at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. “It makes an excellent houseplant.” The plant, whose pads measure as little as 1cm across, is less than a tenth of the size of the next smallest water lily. It is also known as the “thermal water lily” because it grew only on the muddy edges of a hot spring in Mashyuza, Rwanda.