Nelumbo is a genus of aquatic plants consistenting of solely two species. Nelumbo nucifera is the species also known as the sacred, or Indian lotus.(Ironically the genus "Lotus" is reserved for a completely unrelated flower). While the lotus is the national flower of India and Vietnam, its flowers can be found throughout much of Asia.
Indian Lotus can be grown in water as deep as 8ft and as shallow as 1ft. It is recommended to use shallow water in cooler climates.
Different parts of the plant are consumed in different ways throughout Asia. Most noteably the Lotus flower has a significant symbolic importance in Hinduism and Buddhism, representing the path to spiritual enlightenment.
Whether you are an experienced water gardener, or new to the process, Indian Lotus is a beginner-friendly addition to any home, bringing beauty and serenity right to your garden!
We currently offer 2 colors of lotus flower seeds: White & Red .
*Scarification is required for germinating these seeds. Its also important to ensure there is sufficient water and that it remains warm. If the water becomes cloudy during germination, you must change the water to prevent bacterial growth from killing your seedlings.