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Sacred lotus

Nelumbo nucifera

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Sacred lotus is a member of the Nelumbo family. Its botanical name is Nelumbo nucifera.

Sacred lotus grows as a perennial and is an aquatic. Being a perennial plant, it tends to grow best over several years (approx 3 years and greater).

Sacred lotus is known for growing to a height of approximately 1.00 metres (3.25 feet).

Sacred lotus is normally fairly low maintenance and quite easy to grow, as long as a level of basic care is provided throughout the year. Being aware of the basic soil, sun and water preferences will result in a happier and healthier plant.

This plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Sacred lotus have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Sacred lotus

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Remember to water Sacred lotus very often. Sacred lotus is generally regarded as a hardy plant, so this plant will grow or become dormant during the winter.

See our list of companion Plants for Sacred lotus to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing Sacred lotus from seed

scarify through seedcoat and soak in water until germination.

Transplanting Sacred lotus

Sacred lotus is hardy, so ensure you wait until all danger of frost has passed in your area before considering planting outside.

How long does Sacred lotus take to grow?

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Other names for Sacred lotus

Blue lotus, Indian lotus, Bean of india, Sacred water-lily.

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