Genus of 2 species of aquatic plants, widely cultivated in tropical and subtropical areas. Rhizomatous plants with large, orbicular leaves and fragrant flowers in summer.
Latin name: Nelumbo nucifera
Grow in full sun, at a depth of 50-60 cm (20-24 inches). Move flowerpots to a sheltered place in winter.
Plant in water gardens in tropical climates.
Propagated by division.
Large pink flowers. It is the national flower of India.