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5 Soft Pink Lotus Seeds Nelumbo nucifera Flowering Blooms Hardy Tropical 932

5 Soft Pink Lotus Seeds Nelumbo nucifera Flowering Blooms Hardy Tropical 932

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There are many ways to germinate lotus seeds! Look at your seed, there is a small brown spot which is the resting bud, this is where new leaves will grow. It’s a good idea to mark this side up before sowing so you can tell which way is up when planting. The best time to germinate your lotus seeds depends on whether they have been presoaked or not. If the brown spot has turned green, there is no need to presoak if it is still brown soak your seeds overnight in tepid water (moderately warm/lukewarm) before sowing.



To help your seeds germinate you can poke a small hole into the soil or add a layer of sand to the top of your potting mix, add water and allow this to drain through.

1.      Fill a pot with sterile potting mix and tamp down to remove air pockets. Then place your lotus seeds on top so that the brown spot is facing downwards and cover with a thin layer of fine grit or sand.

2.      Water the pot well, allow the excess water to drain off, and then put the pot in a tray containing roughly an inch of water. As the seeds begin to germinate it will produce a small taproot which can be damaged by direct contact with the soil. Keeping the young shoots above water until the first leaves appear will avoid this problem and give you time to harden off your seedlings.

3.      Place in a bright but not sunny position, out of direct sunlight to avoid scorching, until the brown spots turn green, then plant in its final container or into your pond.



To cut lotus seeds, keep them in water for a week or two. This will allow the embryo to fully develop on the inside without growing into the seed on the outside. After this time has passed, gently slice off one end of your seed with a sharp knife, being careful not to damage the young plant inside. Put it straight into your pots or ponds.



1.      Sow your seeds in spring into individual pots of moist, well-draining soil. Make sure that the growing medium is not waterlogged as this may cause the roots to rot and the stem to collapse.

2.      Add peat moss or sand to the potting mix as an extra protection for your seedling’s delicate tap root. This will also help aerate the growing medium and improve drainage as well as preventing it from becoming waterlogged.

3.      If you are planting several lotus seeds in a single container, leave at least two inches of space between each seed so that they will not compete for resources.

4.      Place the pot in a tray of water and maintain the soil’s moisture until your seeds germinate, then remove it from the tray and allow excess water to drain off. You can tell when your lotus seeds have sprouted when you begin to see their leaves emerging through the surface of the soil.

5.      Keep your lotus seedlings in a cool, partially shaded location until you are sure they have become established and are growing well.

6.      You can transplant your young lotus plants into your pond as soon as their leaves begin to show signs of drooping from the weight of the water. Allow them to become fully submerged before moving them.

7.      Add a slow-release fertilizer to your pond water every two weeks during the growing season or apply liquid fertilizer weekly when they are in their pots.

8.      Feed mature lotus plants with balanced plant food once per month.


Store Policies

All seeds will come in a resalable plastic zip lock bag wrapped in a protectant so the seeds are not damaged by shipping machines. Also included with the seeds are planting instructions.  All seed packets contain no fillers or other weeds or seeds mixed in. Most have been harvested by hand & all test at a high germination rate.


Seed Count


All seed counts should be considered estimates as the seeds is packaged by hand, there is 2-3 more or less in a bag. We do our best to ensure accuracy and will often add extra seeds. However, all estimates are final.




Seeds will ship without tracking numbers. Items will be shipped 1-3 business days of receiving payment. Plants will be shipped via USPS. Shipping usually takes anywhere from 3-5 days. 


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Important, Please read

All seeds have been test sown to ensure germination. Please familiarize yourself with growing conditions and instructions for your seeds before you plant them, as all seeds are different. Basic growing instructions can be found under each listing.


We Cannot Guarantee how much you will be able to grow, as too many variables come into play, soil condition, your ability to garden, weather etc. I guarantee that they arrive as described and are in good viable condition and the germination rates are accurate.

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