Sacred Lotus (live plants)

$15.00

Sacred Lotus (Nelumbo nucifera) live plants available for sale! Lotus is an aquatic plant perfect for ponds and water gardens. Not to be confused with the Water Lily, Sacred Lotus has a very long history (c. 3,000 years) of being cultivated for its edible seeds (and other parts), as well as traditional medicine use, including Ayurveda. This Sacred Lotus variety produces white flowers (not blooming yet.) Grows fast!

Only available for local pick up in Honolulu, after checkout. Mahalo!

Description

Nelumbo nucifera, also known as Indian lotus, sacred lotus, bean of India, Egyptian bean or simply lotus produces legendary lotus flowers. These gorgeous multi-petal lotus flowers rise above the often murky waters symbolizing the ascension of a beautiful soul rising above the material realm.

An individual lotus can live for over a thousand years and has the rare ability to revive into activity after stasis. A seed from a sacred lotus, dated at roughly 1,300 years old was successfully germinated in 1994!

Sacred Lotus is one of a few plants that can regulate its own temperature, similar to warm-blooded animals (including humans)!

Lotus is the national flowers of India and Vietnam with a very wide native distribution range.