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Lotus

Meet the lotus, Nelumbo nucifera, a real eye-catcher with its large round leaves that float gracefully above the surface of the water. Popular in pink and white, this flower is a worldwide symbol of tranquility and beauty. The lotus is known for its self-cleaning leaves - a natural phenomenon that repels dirt and water, making the plant a symbol of purity in cultures such as Hinduism and Buddhism.

The lotus flower brings life to your pond. Each day it unfolds its flowers with the sunrise and closes them again as the sun sets. This easy-to-care-for plant feels at home in many different conditions, making it easy to care for.

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Will you go for the white or pink lotus? Both plants are an asset to your pond.

Hardy Blue Water Lily - Nymphaea Blue Queen

- Water lily
- Full-grown plant height: 20 cm
- Placement: -20 to -40 cm

Original price was: 75.00.Current price is: 49.95.

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Pink Lotus - Nelumbo - 2 pieces

- Lotus plant
- Full-grown plant height: 60 cm
- Placement: -10 to -20 cm

 49,95

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Hardy Blue Water Lily + 4 Lotuses

- Combi
- 5 plants
- Placement: -20 to -40 cm

Original price was: 150.00.Current price is: 139.95.

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White Lotus - Nelumbo - 2 pieces

- Lotus plant
- Full-grown plant height: 60 cm
- Placement: -10 to -20 cm

 49,95

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Lotus flowers: an addition for your pond

What makes lotus even more special is its fresh, spicy fragrance that evokes associations with romance and love. And you don't have to be an expert to plant a lotus ; special Teichlehm helps the plant stand firm and promotes growth thanks to rich minerals. With every purchase, we supply everything you need, including clear planting instructions.

Lotus flowers come in different sizes. Although some species can grow up to 5 meters, many pond owners choose smaller varieties that fit better in a standard pond and can better withstand the European climate with its lower temperatures and strong winds.

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Grow your own Nelumbo Lotus

Read the step-by-step instructions for growing your newly purchased Lotus
Instructions
Package Contents
The package contains the following items:
The package contains the following items:
  • Lotus loose set:
  • (A) 2x Pond Basket
  • (B) POUND OF CLAY - 5 L
  • (C) 2x Lotus rhizome

 

Extra to the complete mini pond set:

  • Lotus mini pond set:
  • (D) Scale
  • (E) POUND SUBSTRATE - 5 L
  • (F) Cladophora aegagropila - 5 pcs.
  • (G) Ceratophyllum Demersum - 2 L
  • (H) BACTA TAB

Tip: Lotus does not need pond soil.

Step 1
Setting up the pond basket
Setting up the pond basket
  1. Place the empty (A) Pond Basket on a stable surface.
  2. Fill the pond baskets 2/3 full with (B) POND CLAY - 5 L.
  3. Place the (C) Lotus rhizome in the center of the basket with the growing tops and leaves facing up.
  4. Replenish the pond basket with (B) POND CLAY up to 5 cm below the top of the pond basket.

See picture instruction at the bottom

Step 2
Setting up mini pond
Setting up mini pond
  1. Place the (D) scale at the desired location.
  2. Place the furnished pond basket from step 1 in the bowl.
  3. Fill the edges of the mini pond with (E) POND SUBSTRATE - 5 L
    (not all substrate needs to be used).
  4. Fill the bowl with tap water.
    (not rain water)
  5. Add (F) Cladophora Aegagropila - 5 pieces.
  6. Then add (G) Ceratophyllum Demersum - 2 L.
  7. Add (H) BACTA TAB.

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Frequently asked questions about Lotus flowers

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The lotus has a unique growth habit; its flowers and leaves rise above the surface of the water, while water lilies cling more to the surface.

Yes, the lotus is suitable for ponds in most climates, provided you provide the right growing conditions.

Yes, a well-tended lotus can bloom every year, and for several months at a time.

You can eat the seeds, roots and young leaves of lotus , each of which has its own unique flavor and texture.

With patience and care, you can grow a lotus from seed. It is a rewarding process that ends with the flowering of your home-grown lotus flower.

Lotus flower growing

Want to add your own lotus to your pond? There are two options: buy a lotus rhizome if you want to enjoy the blooms right away, these are rare but oh so beautiful, or start with seed for a cheaper option and the pleasure of watching your own flowers grow. Regardless of your choice, the lotus is an asset that not only pleases your eye, but also attracts friends of nature such as bees, butterflies and dragonflies.

Lotus plant care

For healthy growth of your lotus, choose special pond plant clay that supports and nourishes the plant with essential minerals. This clay provides stability for the plant in the water and promotes strong root growth. Provide a sunny spot in your pond and keep the water temperature above 20 degrees Celsius during the growing season. In winter, it is important to protect your lotus plants from frost so they can return to their full glory each spring.

Nelumbo Lotus overwintering

Outside the pond: Overwintering a lotus in the Netherlands is easier than you think: keep it frost-free and moist. For beginners: store your lotus in a bright, frost-free room such as a garden room or conservatory. Remember that too long in the dark doesn't do the lotus any good - it needs light for a strong comeback in spring.

In the pond: You might think you can just leave your lotus in the pond during the winter, but beware: only if your pond does not freeze completely. Cut away old leaves and let your lotus sink to the bottom. But don't forget to take it out early in spring and put it in a warm place with lots of light so it can gather strength for the growing season.

Lotus Blossoms

Lotus blossoms are known for their striking beauty. They have large, elegant flowers that rise above the surface of the water, supported by long stems. The flowers can range in color from white and pink to deep pink and even blue in some varieties. The leaves of the lotus are also remarkable, often round and large, floating on the water or protruding above the surface.

Lotus flower meaning

In many cultures, the lotus blossom symbolizes purity, enlightenment, self-regeneration and rebirth. Its characteristics are admired in the spiritual texts of Buddhism and Hinduism; the flower rises immaculately and beautifully from muddy waters, which is seen as a metaphor for achieving spiritual enlightenment amid earthly struggles.

Lotus plants

Lotus plants, belonging to the genus Nelumbo, are remarkable aquatic plants known worldwide for their spectacular flowers and large, floating leaves. Here are some important aspects of lotus plants:

  • Species:There are mainly two species in the genus Nelumbo: Nelumbo nucifera, known as the Asian lotus, and Nelumbo lutea, the American lotus. Both species have similar growth modes and flowers, but differ in their geographic distribution and some physical characteristics.
  • Growing conditions: Lotus plants require a warm and sunny climate to thrive. They grow in shallow, muddy or wetlands such as ponds, swamps, and slow-flowing rivers. The roots of the plant are planted in the mud, while the leaves and flowers rise above the surface of the water.
  • Leaves and Flowers: The leaves of the lotus plant are large, round, and often floating. They have a water-repellent surface. The flowers are very striking, large, and can be a variety of colors, including pink, white, and sometimes yellow or blue. The flowers open in the morning and close.

Indian lotus flower

The Indian lotus flower, scientifically known as Nelumbo nucifera, is a very iconic and spiritually important plant in India and many other parts of Asia. Nelumbo nucifera is known for its beautiful, large, pink to white flowers and broad, floating leaves. The flowers are on long stems that rise from the water, while the leaves often rise or float above the surface. The flowers can range in color from deep pink to white, and have a distinctive, pleasant fragrance.

Nelumbo

Nelumbo is a genus of aquatic plants known for its spectacular flowers and large, floating leaves. This genus includes such well-known species as Indian Lotus (Nelumbo nucifera) and American Lotus (Nelumbo lutea).
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I would like to share my experience with you, and advise you to solve any pond problems and reduce pond maintenance. As a result, you can easily save hundreds of dollars.
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