Or login with below

Brahma Kamal, Saussurea obvallata - Plant

brahma kamal, saussurea obvallata - plant
Note: The image is for reference purpose only. See plant detail below
The Brahma Kamal or the lotus of Lord Brahma is a rare a flower that you can find. This rare lotus is considered to be a magical flower because it is rare.

Sales price R 309
( 1272 times booked in last 90 days )
8 inch Plastic Pot Free!!
-High Quality 8 inch Plastic Pot with each plant.
-Offer Valid on orders with 3 or more Plants
All India Delivery
100,000 Happy Customers

Deal of the Day
Get Rs 600 Veg + Flower seeds pack Free!!
The pack contains 4 seed packets as below
- Radish seeds 1 packet
- Cucumber seeds 1 packet
- Gladiolus bulbs 10 qty
- Ragnigandha bulbs 10 qty
*Offer Valid on minimum order of Rs 599. Offer valid till stock last.

Description for Brahma Kamal, Saussurea obvallata

The Brahma Kamal is the most revered flower of the Himalayas. It is an excellent example of plant life at high mountains (3,000-4,600 m). The flowers found in monsoons and abundant in high-altitude places like The Valley of Flowers and Hemkund Sahib.

It blooms only once in 14 years. The bloom lasts only for a couple of hours so if you miss it, you have to wait for another 14 years.

The bloom lasts only for a couple of hours so if you miss it, you have to wait for another 14 years. The myth goes that every time a Brahma Kamal blooms, the wishes of the person(s) who see it blooming will come true

In reality, the flower blooms once is a couple of years and not 14 years but watching it bloom is truly a spiritual experience.

The scientific name for this magical flower is Saussurea obvallata. As the scientific name indicates, it is actually a type of cactus although 'kamal' means lotus

Common nameFlower coloursBloom timeHeightDifficulty
Saussurea obvallataWhiteJune to September0.3 m (1 ft).Easy to grow

Planting and care

  • The leaves of the plant are flat and thick. The stem is almost covered by the leaves.
  • The flower emerges from the leaves. The plant must be planted just before winter.
  • It is used to growing in the chilly Himalayan region, so a bit of favourable cold weather will help it grow better.
  • To grow this flower you need plenty of indirect sunshine and, a very fertile but rocky soil.
  • We are not talking about the deeply silted soil of the lowlands but rough mountain soil.
  • The soil needs to be well draining soil so that it retains minimum water.
  • As the Brahma Kamal is a type of cactus, it does not need too much water.
  • You must water it once in two to three days unless you are in a really dry place.
  • Never over water this plant as it will get water logged and die.
  • This plant will never grow too tall.
  • It remains at the height of a shrub for years.
  • Once it achieves its full height you can make cuttings out of it and plant them in separate pots.
  • The blooming begins some time in the late evening and the flower reaches its full bloom during or after 10 pm at night.
  • SunlightSoilWaterTemperatureFertilizer
    Full SunWell-drained soil Medium19 °C Apply any organic fertilizer

    Caring for Brahma Kamal

    • Apply a high-potassium liquid fertilizer every 2 weeks from early spring until 6 weeks after flowering.
    • Keep moist in winter.

    Typical uses of Brahma Kamal

    Special features: It is Used to treat cerebral ischemia and paralysis of the limbs. Infact we can say the entire plant is used.

    Culinary use: NA

    Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose.

    Medicinal use:

  • This plant is applied to cuts and bruises as local medicine. Brahma Kamal is s herb in Tibetan medicine and it is Sah-du Goh-ghoo.

  • It has a somewhat bitter taste and it promotes heat. It is Used to treat cerebral ischemia and paralysis of the limbs. Infact we can say the entire plant is used.

  • .Note: The following information is general guidelines. Be sure to ask your healthcare provider for guidelines.


      http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/ http://www.valleyofflowers.info/flowers-found-in-valley-of-flowers/brahma-kamal-king-of-himalayan-flowers/ Read more at: http://www.boldsky.com/home-n-garden/gardening/2012/grow-brahma-kamal-030074.html
    Tag cloud : buy online plant brahma kamal, saussurea obvallata - plant,buy plants online brahma kamal, saussurea obvallata - plant,buy online plants brahma kamal, saussurea obvallata - plant,buy plant online brahma kamal, saussurea obvallata - plant,buy plants online india brahma kamal, saussurea obvallata - plant,brahma kamal, saussurea obvallata - plants buy online,online plant nursery brahma kamal,

    Ask any gardening related query, Get answer within 1 day

    Ask query now

    ( 12000+ queries answered )

    Check nursery experts recommendations, top 10 list 

    Check  NOW

    ( 1500+ recommendations given )

    Read customer blogs, suggestions, tips & experiences on gardening in India

    Read Blogs NOW

    ( 800+ blogs written by users )

    Learn gardening & plants care through video lessons created by garden lovers

    Watch videos

    ( 15000+ videos collection )


    Join us


    Subscribe to get special offers!
    We promise absolutely NO SPAM.