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SPACE LOTUS 36 is out of this world! Chinese experiment took this lotus seed to outer space to see what effect no gravity would have on the seed/plants. Tall and stately with classic flowers and can grow to 5' tall! Simply outstanding! Plant in large, wide, deep containers in heavy loam soil and 6-8" of water over tuber, fertilize monthly AFTER you have two aerial leaves growing out of the water.
Lotus is often grown as an edible vegetable as well as an ornamental flower. When planting as a vegetable, plant in a large, shallow pond rather than a container. The tubers must reach 2-4" in diameter for cooking purposes. Lotus is included in many recipes from China, Thialand and Vietnam.