I started a couple of Lotus Seeds this spring, and had read somewhere that nursery pots made a good choice for them. Now that I read your article I'm wondering. I pulled up the pots a few weeks ago and noticed that one of them had started growing out the holes in the bottom of the pot... is it just spreading? Not sure what I should do about it, if anything, but obviously that would be why a no holes container would be better!
Well, mine are planted in big no-hole containers since I don't have a pond. But I've heard they should be in a no-hole container in a pond, also, unless you want them to really take over. By the end of last summer, my 'Pretty Pink Princess Peyton' had filled pretty much its entire 22 inch pot.