Nelumbo nucifera--Sacred Lotus (Pink Lotus)
The Sacred Lotus (Nelumbo nucifera) possesses great significance in Eastern religion. Apart from its majestic beauty, the Nelumbo nucifera Lotus is held as a sacred and beneficial plant.
The Sacred Pink Lotus is one of the world's most celebrated flowers. All parts of the Sacred Pink Lotus are used for their astringent, cardiotonic, febrifuge, hypotensive, resolvent, stomachic, styptic, tonic and vasodilator properties.
The flower of the Sacred Lotus was immortalized in Homer's The Odyssey, in which Ulysses and his crew come ashore on the Island of the Lotus-Eaters.
The tubers that form at the bottom of the plant in the winter were and are commonly used as food my Native American tribes and in Japan.
We sell dried petals of the Sacred Lotus flower, which resemble tobacco leaves in appearance and texture. We also have Sacred Lotus seeds.
To grow Nelumbo nucifera Sacred Lotus from seed, file down one side of the seed with sand paper until there is a small amount of white color showing and place the seed in water. The Sacred Lotus seed should swell over the next few days and sprout within a week, growing quickly for the next couple of weeks. There are enough nutrients in the Nelumbo nucifera seed to support the plant for 30 days, but it should be planted as soon as practical. Plant in a pot with plenty of room for root growth below and around the seed (at least 4 inches) and place in water with the top of the pot between 12 and 18 inches below the surface of the water. Leaves will appear within a month and the plant should bloom in the second growing season.
One seed pack is 5 seeds.