How to grow Lotus plant

Lotus plant growing leaf plant geophyte of the genus Nelumbo also known as Sacred lotus or Nelumbo nucifera, Lotus plant perennial evergreen plant, edible leaves, flowers and roots mostly used as ornamental plant, can grow in tropic, mediterranean or subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 9+.

Leaves edible color green in round shape (lay on the water).

Lotus plant flower

Flower edible color can be: pink, purple, white, blue, yellow, red or mix flower in bowl shape.

Rhizome edible in color brown-yellow in cone round shape.

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How to grow Lotus plant growing and care:

Heavy soil, aquatic area, rich soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring / Summer

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
All season

How to prune:
Dead leaves and flowers

Size of the plant?
0.6-2m, 24-80 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season?
Spring / Summer / Autumn

General information about the flower:
Bowl shape flower in colors pink, purple, white, blue, yellow, red or mix

Edible leaves

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Leaves harvesting season:
Spring / Summer / Autumn

How to harvest the leaves?
After the plant establish can cut free but don’t harvest all the leaves from the plant

Information about leaves:
Green leaf in round shape that lay on the water

Uses of Lotus plant leaves:
Raw, cooked

Edible Roots

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Information about rhizome:
Cone round with holes in the middle color brown-yellow

Harvesting rhizome:
Summer / Autumn

Uses of rhizome:

Scientific name:

Nelumbo nucifera

Blooming Seasons

Edible Parts

Culinary Uses

Flower Colors


Harvest season

Ornamental parts

Plant growing speed

Plant life-form

Plant uses

Planting season

Plants sun exposure

Watering plants

Hardiness zone