The Sacred Lotus And Its Use In Our Sydney Flower Delivery..
It's Summertime again in Sydney and our Sydney Florist is stocking the beautiful Lotus Pods for use in our Sydney Flower Delivery!
The Lotus or Nelumbo Nucifera as it's botanically known is one of the most beautiful flowers in the world and origionates from tropical areas of Asia and Northern Australia. It is often confused with the Waterlilly flower (Nymphaea species) but they are not related.
The Lotus plant grows naturaly in the muddy bottom of stagnant ponds and muddy rivers. The leaves and later the flower stretch up out of the water, it is the symbolism of such a beautiful flower rising up out of filth without being stained which makes the Lotus flower sacred to Buddhists.
The Lotus is a very versatile plant and is used extensively in cooking. Almost every part of the plant is used in some way but it is the flower and seed pod which interests us at Botanics Florist Sydney. The flowers, whilst not long lasting, are exquisite and are best used in arrangements for events like weddings. The Lotus Pods last a long time and can be dried and add amazing texture and interest to an otherwise ordinary arrangement or bouquet.
Take a look, they are amazing plants, if you have a decent sized waterbowl at home you could try growing one.