If you ever see a beautiful blooming flower that floats and grows in a pond, you will undoubtedly want one for yourself. After all lotus flowers really worthy of attention.
The lotus is a herbaceous amphibian perennial that has a thick rhizome and stores nutrients for it. There are 2 types of lotus growing in the world - nut-bearing lotus and yellow lotus.
The lotus has emergent leaves, which are quite large - they can reach a diameter of 50-70 cm. They have a long petiole and float and can rise high above the water. These emergent leaves are covered with a waxy coating, so they are completely not wetted with water.
Lotus flowers are very fragrant, solitary. They are bisexual and rather large, have quite a few petals and are able to rise above water on very long pedicels.
Any type of lotus contains rubber and vitamin C, and the seedlings and stems contain a poisonous substance called nelumbin. The rhizomes and seeds of this plant can be eaten and used as feed for poultry and animals.
If you propagate a lotus with rhizomes, then with proper care, your lotuses will bloom next year. But for this to happen, it is necessary to plant eight-year-old plants. Four-year-old lotuses will take root without problems, but they will bloom much later. It is very difficult to propagate by rhizomes, therefore, without knowing this business, it is better not to take on it. In this case, you should contact an experienced specialist lotus specialist.