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Nymphaea Caerulea Hybrid Lotus is also called as Egyptian lotus as it is grown in Egypt during the time pharaohs. It gives a bright blue flower and grows only in water. It needs little care and the flower is used in cardiac medicines.
It is a low maintenance plant but it needs some maintenance during the early stages and gives a colourful look to the area where it is grown.
It grows only in shady places where the humidity is high and sunlight is less.
This plant grows only in water and so watering will not be a problem to care about.
The water should be warm and should not be let to freezing as it will freeze the roots and the plant will be dead
It will grow better in the garden soil during the early stages and after that can be grown in any soil.
During the early stages, avoid soil with organic content and fertilizer as this may not let the seed germinate.
Do grow the plant in a waterproof container that is at least six inches tall and it can be replanted again to the pond later.
Do use warm water while planting and maintain in a warm state for proper germination.
It should not be exposed to heavy lighting and should be taken care under shady sunlight.
From birth to death, this plant should not be exposed to heavy light as it might be a problem for germination.
Flowering my take place up to 3-4 years is the plant is grown by seeds but the flowers can be achieved soon
It is advised to use division or rhizomes for growing the lotus plant as it would be faster and produces flowers soon comparing to the seeds.
This plant is literally grown in ponds and it can spread all across the pond. The height depends upon the height of the water in the pond.
Do not allow the water to reach the freezing point as it will make the roots freeze and destroy the plant.
The flowers that are dead should be removed so that new flowers may be bloomed. The seeds also can be collected from the dead flowers
The flowers are used for making tea which is very popular in northern states of India and this tea is used for home remedial purposes.
The flower is also used in preparing medicines that are used for heart-related diseases.