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SACRED LOTUS Seeds | Nelumbo nucifera

 

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SACRED LOTUS Seeds - Nelumbo nucifera

 

Available in packs of 5 and 15 seeds.

 

These medicinal grade seeds possess a high quality genetic profile and are freshly harvested.

 

Nelumbo nucifera is perennial water plant, growing from a tuberous rootstock lying in mud at the bottom of lakes and ponds. The plant produces large leaves and a beautiful flower which float on the surface of the water.

 

The Sacred Lotus has a long history of use as a food crop and medicine in tropical and subtropical Asia, where it is also seen as a symbol of purity and beauty. The plant is often cultivated for food and medicine, and is often sold in markets. A very ornamental plant, there are many named varieties some of which have been developed for their edible uses. It is said that pink-flowered forms are preferred for their edible seeds whilst the white-flowered forms are preferred for their edible root.

 

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SACRED LOTUS Seeds | Nelumbo nucifera

SKU: Sacred Lotus Seeds Nelumbo nucifera
PriceFrom AU$11.00
  • 1. Scrape the seed with a file. Using a standard metal file, scrape the hard seed casing on the end that resembles a belly button to reveal the cream-colored core. Do not file any of the core away or else your lotus will not grow. Filing away the outer casing allows water to reach the core. If you don't have a metal file handy, you can use any sharp knife or even rub the seed against concrete. Just be careful not to scrape away too much of the seed.

     

    2. Place your seeds in warm water. Use a glass or transparent plastic container so that you can see when the seeds start to sprout. Fill the container with spring water between 24°C and 27°C. Do not use tap water as the chlorine will stunt growth.

     

    3. After a day of soaking, the seeds will sink to the bottom and swell to nearly twice their original size. Seeds that float are almost always infertile. Remove them or they will cloud up the water.

     

    4. Change the water daily, even after the seeds have started to sprout. When you remove the seedlings to change the water, treat the sprouts with care – they are very delicate.

     

    5. Fill a 11 L to 19 L container with  15 cm of deep soil. This size typically provides enough room for a young lotus to grow. A black plastic bucket will retain heat to better warm the seedlings. Ideally, your soil should be 2 parts clay and 1 part river sand. If you use commercial potting soil to topsoil for houseplants, it will float to the surface once you submerge your tub in water. Make sure the container you choose does not have any drainage holes. The plant may gravitate toward the drainage hole and begin growing outside of it, causing the plant to underperform.

     

    6. Remove seedlings from water once they are 15 cm long. Your seeds should start to sprout after 4 or 5 days of soaking. However, if you transfer them to the potting container to early, they will likely fail. If you wait too long, your seedlings will start to grow leaves. You can still plant them – just take care to keep the leaves free of the soil.