What is the lotus plant?

Answer The lotus (Nelumbo nucifera) is a plant that thrives in wet areas like marshes and ponds. It is also commonly referred to as a water lily or sacred lotus, and its plentiful petals can be white, pin... Read More »

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How do I plant lotus plants?

Choose the right spot for your lotus. Although they are pond flowers, they need six hours of sunlight a day and temperatures of 75 to 85 degrees F to bloom and thrive.Plant lotus flowers in a pan o... Read More »

What do Odysseus' men do after they eat the lotus plant?

After they eat the lotus plant, Odysseus' men were overcome by a languid feeling, lost their thoughts of home and wanted to remain where they were. Odysseus had to drag them back to his ship by for... Read More »

What Is the Ecological Importance of the Lotus Plant?

The lotus is a freshwater plant that is native to India, and made its way to the Middle East, China and Southeast Asia about 2,000 years ago. It has now become one of America's favorite wetland pla... Read More »

What was the white lotus plant in ancient Egypt?

The ancient Egyptians believed that the lotus had the strong essence of the sun. Its petals are compared to the sun's rays, and therefore, the lotus is believed to be a symbol of enlightenment. Man... Read More »