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Blue Lotus Nymphaea Caerulea Waterlily Seeds
Big pack of 100+ seeds home grown seeds!
Took me a while to get a heap of this one established, but here it finally is.
From planting to sprouting can take from a 10 days, up to a few months, so don’t be in a panic ( like I was ) if it takes a while!
These are good fresh seeds, and it is well worth the wait!
Very popular water plant, and unlike a lot of other types, its really easy from seed, although it can take quite a while compared to your standard fruit and vegies!
Normally less than two months, and once they are up you will always have them.
I have a step by step “How to grow lotus seeds” here.
Looks really cool in a dam, pond or water fountain, and the native bees absolutely love it.
I think its natural sedatives affects them in a big way, as they are often not even collecting the pollen properly. They get sick of all that working nonsense, and just sit there chilling out, watching the world go by.
Never seen them doing that on any other flowers?
Huge history of uses in teas, spirits and smoking blends and its actually the Fabled “Blue Lotus” of Egypt, even thought its actually a lily not a lotus!
Go here if you would just rather buy the dried lotus petals
Delicious juicy shoots and tubers that go great in a stirfy when fried up with a little garlic and sesame. Edible flowers, but very bitter due to high natural content of the alkaloids nuciferine and aporphine. Blue lotus flowers are commonly used to make various herbal concoctions including blue lotus tea, wine and even martinis apparently….
The most common method of preparation involves steeping or soaking the petals for several weeks or even just boiling the whole flowers for half an hour or so.
Recent studies have shown Nymphaea Caerulea to have mild psycho-active properties and many folks think it is the sedative lotus from Homer’s Odyssey written in 800 B.C.
Literally generations of use as a sacrament in Egypt and some ancient South American cultures.
Very handy plant, easy to grow (but slow to start).
Great flowers, you should really buy it……
Home grown by me and the Mrs, no nasties, no chems, no problems!!!