Nelumbo nucifera is the botanical name for the lotus flower and it got a real ring to it hasn’t it?
The lotus flower has lots of mystical connections in the religions of Asia – gods sit on the flowers, hold the flowers, are symbolised by the flowers – it’s easy to see why. Heavenly!
Did you know, when still attached to the plant, the lotus flower regulates it own temperature, and stays at apporximatley 30 degrees celcius, even if the temperature drops down as far as 10 degrees! They’re not only pretty, they’re cozy warm.