Mani Singh of MidduKhera, Sri Muktsar Sahib, Punjab has grown the smallest gladiolus plant in a pot, just 25 mm, bearing a crimson flower. The seed was sown using the bonsai technique on August 15, 2014 and four months later, a miniature flower bloomed. The plant which normally grows to a height of 3-5 ft was stunted but was flowering.