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. Pink buds open to creamy-pink and white blooms with yellow receptacles on Space Lotus 36. Space Lotus 36 is a tall and stately lotus with classic flowers and can grow to 5 feet tall! Space Lotus 36 has lots of pretty seed pods which contain delicious seeds! Space Lotus 36 is often used as an edible vegetable as the tubers can grow quite large! See our planting instructions below for edible lotus.
Plant in large, wide, (24 - 48 inches wide in diameter) deep containers in heavy loam soil and 6 - 8 inches 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 inches in diameter for cooking purposes.
Lotus is included in many recipes from China, Thailand and Vietnam.