Nelumbo nucifera (Sacred Lotus)

Flowers, Cut from Thailand (SKU 2327)

Roughly cut Pink Lotus flowers. Ethically wildharvested and shade dried in Thailand. Grown without the use of pesticides or fertilizers.

Sacred Lotus belongs to the Nymphaeaceae (Water Lily family). Originally from Indonesia and India, Sacred Lotus was brought to China and Egypt thousands of years ago. From China it was taken to other parts of Asia including Japan and northern Australia. This wonderful plant is a perennial water plant, long grown in Oriental countries both as an ornamental and for its edible rhizomes and seeds. Rhizomes are thick and tuberous and creep in the earth at the bottoms of ponds or slow moving streams. The leaves are nearly round, large and long stemmed. They may float on deep water, but rise high above shallow water. It has large flowers up to 25 cm across and leaves 60 cm across. Both flowers and leaves sometimes grow up to 1.8 meter above water. The fruit is an enlarged receptacle, in which the many seeds are embedded.

This natural product is delivered with no expressed or implied fitness for any specific purpose. It is simply a raw botanical specimen. The product is packaged as botanical specimen and is not intended, branded, labelled, or marketed as a consumer product.

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