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.