Nelúmbo Nucifera - The Lotus Flower

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July 7th 2021
Published: July 11th 2021
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The blooms of the Nelúmbo Nucifera, the famous Lotus flower are spectacular with scented pink and white flowers measuring at least 20 centimetres.

The long leaves are totally water-repellent thanks to a thin waxy outer layer. The Lotus flower is a sacred plant in Hindu and Buddhist culture, where it is a symbol of purity.

In the aquarium there was also an interesting species of South African succulent plant, Aloe saponaria, which today is used to treat psoriasis.

■The Lotus Flower
■Water Lilies

The Botanical Garden of Palermo

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