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Blue Water Lily Nymphaea nouchali 100 Seeds USA Company

Blue Water Lily Nymphaea nouchali 100 Seeds USA Company

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Nymphaea nouchali, commonly known as the blue water lily or blue lotus, is a species of aquatic flowering plant in the family Nymphaeaceae. Native to tropical Asia and Australia, it is widely distributed in regions with warm climates and shallow freshwater habitats like ponds, lakes, and slow-moving rivers.

Here are some key characteristics of Nymphaea nouchali:

Appearance: The blue lotus is a perennial aquatic plant with large, circular leaves that float on the surface of the water. The leaves are typically green and have a waxy texture to repel water. The flowers of Nymphaea nouchali are striking and fragrant, with numerous petals arranged in a star-like pattern around a central receptacle. The flowers can vary in color from light blue to purple, and they open during the day and close at night.

Habitat: Blue lotus plants prefer warm, tropical climates and are commonly found in regions with temperatures above 20°C (68°F). They thrive in shallow water with plenty of sunlight and can be cultivated in ponds, water gardens, or containers with aquatic soil. Blue lotus is often grown for its ornamental value, but it also provides habitat and food for aquatic wildlife like fish and frogs.

Cultural Significance: Nymphaea nouchali has a long history of cultural and religious significance in various traditions. In Hinduism and Buddhism, the blue lotus is associated with spiritual enlightenment, purity, and rebirth. It is often depicted in religious art and symbolism as a sacred flower. Additionally, blue lotus flowers are sometimes used in traditional medicine and herbal remedies for their purported medicinal properties.

Cultivation: Blue lotus plants are relatively easy to cultivate in suitable aquatic environments. They require full sun and nutrient-rich water to thrive, along with regular fertilization during the growing season. Propagation can be done through seeds, division of rhizomes, or by planting young plantlets. Blue lotus plants can be grown in containers or planted directly in the ground, depending on the size of the water feature.


Growing Instructions for the Blue Water Lily


  1. Fill a small container with garden soil, not potting soil. 2. Sow the seeds on the surface of the soil. 3. Cover the seed with a thin layer of fine sand. 4. Fill an aquarium or a bowl with enough water to submerge the pot with the seeds under 2-3 inches of water. 5. Provide light and warmth for the seeds and the seedlings. A grow light placed 18 inches to 24 inches above the seeds works well. The seeds take 3-4 weeks to germinate. When the first leaves reach the water surface, they can be transplanted.


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