3 years to reach maturity
This plant has no fragrance
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Nelumbo nucifera is commonly known by the name Lotus, it is is the National flower of Japan and Vietnam. In the East it is a sacred plant and associated with purity, from mud these beautiful flowers bloom! It is believed that everywhere that Buddha walked, a lotus would grow. All bits of the plants are edible, use the leaves to wrap food in, pickle the roots or buy delicate lotus flower stamen tea! It is an aquatic perennial.
How to harvest Lotus
Harvest the different parts as needed.
How to propagate Lotus
Handle with care, the rhizomes are fragile and resent disturbance. Plant just in soil, horizontally and submerge in water slightly until signs of growth are seen.
Sow in spring as the water warms up, use small containers and gradually increase submergence from around 2cm, in water, with increases plant size. Seed may need scarification prior to sowing
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Other uses of Lotus
Roots, Stems, Leaves and Flowers are edible,