About The Blue Lotus

The Blue Lotus is an amazing, ancient, and beautiful water lily with a long history of significance over thousands of years. It has been, and still is, considered sacred by many cultures from all corners of the world. Fossil records show that lotus flowers have been in existence for millions of years. They are believed to have survived the Ice Age between 1.8 million and 10,000 years ago when many plants went extinct. To this day, lotus flowers can be found globally, from Iran to Japan, India, Australia, and Russia.[1]

The Blue Lotus is known by many names including Blue Egyptian Lotus, Blue Egyptian Water Lily, Blue Water Lily, Blue Waterlily, Cape Blue Water Lily, Cape Blue Water-Lily, Cape Blue Waterlily, Cape Water Lily, Cape Waterlily, Egyptian Lotus, Lotus Lily, Royal Purple Waterlily, Water Lily, & Sacred Blue Lily.

It is native to north-eastern, eastern, and southern Africa (i.e., Egypt, Eritrea, northern Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zaire, Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, and South Africa) and some parts of south-western Asia.

It has become widely naturalised in many countries including the coastal districts of eastern Australia (i.e., in south-eastern and central Queensland and in northern and central New South Wales) and is also naturalised in Argentina, south-eastern Brazil and on several Pacific islands (i.e., the Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia and Hawaii).[2] The leaves of the Blue Lotus are broadly rounded, 25–40 cm across, with a notch at the leaf stem. The flowers are 10–15 cm in diameter. There have been some untrue reports in literature that suggest the flowers open in the morning, rising to the surface of the water, then close and sink at dusk. Instead, the flower buds rise to the surface over a period of two to three days and when ready open during the morning and close at the end of the day.[3]

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[1] https://www.petalrepublic.com/lotus-flower-meanings/
[2] https://keyserver.lucidcentral.org/weeds/data/media/Html/nymphaea_caerulea.htm
[3] https://www.bmvfragrances.com/productcategory/blue-lotus-perfumery-base

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