- Wonderful flowers from spring until the first frost
- Fresh seeds from recent harvest
- 15 seeds per packet
- With detailed instructions for successful potting
- The floating leaf plant has its natural habitat in Egypt and can also largely be found in tropical Africa.
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SAFLAX - Blue Lotus - Nymphaea nouchali var. Caerulea - 15 seeds
Wonderful flowers from spring until the first frost
The perennial Blue Lotus was worshipped as the form of the god Nefertem in ancient Egypt. Every morning from spring until the first frost, it opens its up to 20 cm big, shiny blue, fragrant petals on a golden-yellow flower base, and, like the Egyptian sun god Ra, closes down at sunset. As a tropical water lily species, it is especially suited for cultivation in a sun-exposed pond with regular water depth, or in an ornamental container in a small pool.
Natural Location: The floating leaf plant has its natural habitat in Egypt and can also largely be found in tropical Africa.
Cultivation: Seed propagation indoors is possible throughout the year, the best time, however, would be in early spring. Just spread and gently press the seeds onto nicely sieved potting compost and cover the top with a thin layer of fine gravel to prevent the seeds from washing out. Place the nursery pot into a bigger container filled with water, so that the water level is about 1 cm above the pot, and move it to a sunny place with a temperature between 20° C and 25° Celsius. As soon as the seedlings develop the first two leaves, you can prick out and shift them into separate pots. Sadly, the most water lilies are being planted too deep, absorbing too much nitrogen from the ground-mud of the pond, which results in the plant developing huge leaves, but only a few flowers. In late spring, you should shift the plants outdoors into plant tubs or baskets, initially 10 to 20 cm deep in the water. With further growth of the water lily you can keep it deeper and deeper in the water until 40 to 80 cm, so that the floating leaves on the longer growing stalks can always just reach the water surface. Later on, you can also multiply the Blue Lotus through rhizome cuttings.
Place: The Blue Lotus needs plenty of light and should be kept in a full sunny place to develop a rich blossoming.
Care: The water lily needs fertilizing - preferably you use special fertilizer pellets for aquatic plants that slowly release nutrients during the growth period.
During Winter: As a tropical aquatic plant, the Blue Lotus is not frost-hard and should hibernate in a bright and frost-free place. Take the container with the plant out of the water before the first frost and shift it into a bucket with water.
Bonsai ability: No
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