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Nelumbo Nucifera

Botanical Name:

Nelumbo nucifera

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How to Grow
Water
Medium
Water moderately, allowing the top 3cm to dry out between watering.
Sunlight
Partial Shade - Full Sun
~
3-6 hours of sun per day, with protection from intense mid-day sun
Characteristics

Bloom Time

Jun, Jul, Aug

Plant Type

Herb/Forb, Herbaceous Perennial, Water Plant

Lifespan

Perennial, Annual

Flower

Flowers bloom in the summer (around June and July) and can be as large as 1 foot across!

Fruit

Seedhead has holes where seeds are inside. Asian cooking, as well as other cooking, may use the edible leaves, seeds, or even the rhizomes in foods. Dried flower arrangments sometimes use the dried seedheads.

Taxonomy

Order

Proteales

Family

Nelumbonaceae

Genus

Nelumbo

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