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About Water Lily

Lotus is a beautiful aquatic plant for India home gardens. Flowers twice a year. Is available in shallow planter.It grows in various parts of East Africa and Southeast Asia. The Nymphaea lotus var.

thermalis is a tertiary relict variety, endemic to the thermal waters of Europe, for example the Peta River in Romania in Hungary .It is a perennial, grows to 45 cm in height. The color of the flower is white and sometimes tinged with pin

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Lotus,Water lily,Nymphaea lotus, the white Egyptian lotus, tiger lotus, white lotus or Egyptian white water-lily, is a flowering plant of the family Nymphaeaceae.
Flower Colour White
Difficulty Level easy

Planting and care

Your lotus will do best in good quality soil, though they will grow in pure sand or gravel. Some garden centers sell water plant potting mix. Gravel at the bottom of your pot will help sink the planting container and one-inch gravel at the top will keep foraging koi out. Be sure your pot or soil has no insecticide/herbicide residues.

Water Lily care

Spent lotus flower heads form unusual, attractive seed cones filled with large brown seeds with hard seed coats. Collect the seeds when the cones have dried, but don t wait too long or the wind will shake the seeds out of the cones. File the hard seeds slightly to expose the white inside, but don t damage the seed or it won t be able to sprout.
Another way to deal with the hard seed coat for better germination is by soaking the seeds in warm water for a couple of days, then removing the outer seed coat.

Sunlight Full Sun to Partial Shade
Watering Medium
Soil well-drained soil
Temperature 80 degree Fahrenheit
Fertilizer organic

Water Lily special feature

Growing Lotus plants is believed sacred in India and other Asian countries as it is believed that proper positioning Lotus plants brings prosperity, peace and sereneness to the house.

Water Lily uses

Ornamental Use:

  • The plant is used for ornamental purpose
  • Its generally kep outdoor and in terrac area

Frequently Asked Questions

A lotus plant cannot grow in the desert why?

Because they have adapted to life in water so have developed leaves that are able to lose water quickly and easily. Put them in the desert and that tendency to lose water will be deadly

When to plant lotus?

You can plant Lotus in April to September.

Which part of lotus plant is edible?

All the parts of the Lotus plant are edible like rhizome and leaves.Note- Please consults your health advisor before application or consuming of plants or plant parts.

What is lotus plant used for?

Lotus is one of the popular flowering plants with many medicinal properties. Roots help in removal of toxic wastes from body and also helpful in reducing body heat. Rhizomes are useful in treating small pox, throat complications, pigmentation problems in skin and diarrhoea. Note- Please consults your health advisor before application or consuming of plants or plant parts.

Is lotus plant lucky?

Yes, Lotus plant is lucky and flower is considered a symbol of fortune in Buddhism. Lotus flowers are essential part of Durga Puja in West Bengal.

When to plant lotus tubers?

You can plant Lotus tubers in April to September month.

Are lotus plants hardy?

Yes, Lotus plants are hardy.

Is lotus plant a herb?

Yes, Lotus plant is aquatic perennial herb.

Why is my lotus plant dying?

The main reasons of dying Lotus plant are as follows 1. Plant does not get proper sunlight. 2. Lack of nutrient. 3. Disease and pest infestation. Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

Lotus plant have roots?

Yes, Lotus plant have roots.

How to plant lotus seeds?

Scrape the seed with a file. Using a standard metal file, scrape the hard seed casing to reveal the cream-colored core. Do not file any of the core away or else your lotus will not grow. Filing away the outer casing allows water to reach the core Place your seeds in warm water. Use a glass or transparent plastic container so that you can see when the seeds start to sprout. Fill the container with dechlorinated water between 24 and 27 °C. Your seeds should start to sprout after 4 or 5 days of soaking. However, if you transfer them to the potting container (10-12 inches) to early, they will likely fail Ideally, your soil should be 2 parts clay and 1 part river sand. If you use commercial potting soil to topsoil for houseplants, it will float to the surface once you submerge your tub in water Press the sprouted seeds into the soil about 4 inches (10 cm) apart.

Does lotus need sunlight?

Yes, Lotus need 4-6 hours of direct bright sunlight a day.

What does the lotus plant symbolize?

The Lotus flower is regarded in many different cultures, especially in eastern religions, as a symbol of purity, enlightenment, self-regeneration and rebirth. Its characteristics are a perfect analogy for the human condition

What to feed lotus plants?

You can use any organic fertilizer during the main growing season (June-July).

When do lotus plants flower?

Lotus plants flower in early and mid-June.

When to plant lotus seedlings?

Plant Lotus seedlings from March to May.

Can lotus plant grow without soil?

No, because it requires soil to grow.

Do lotus plants need soil?

Yes, it requires soil to grow

Why does lotus plant float on water?

The stems of lotus contain air pockets throughout their length that enables the leaves and flowers to float above water.

Why lotus plants are adapted to live in water?

It is Aquatic plant so it is adapted with very wide and disc shaped leaves. This allows them to float on water and absorb large amount of sunlight.

Are lotus plants invasive?

Lotus is very showy and attractive, but potentially invasive of some wetland habitats

Can you grow lotus plant indoors?

No you cannot plant lotus flowers indoor

How do lotus plants reproduce?

Lotus plant can reproduce through seeds and rhizomes.

Can I plant lotus in a pot?

Yes, you can plant Lotus in the pot.Choose a pot having of 7-10 inch upper diameter.

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