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Water lily icon Caerulea Blue Lotus of the Nile

Caerulea Blue Lotus of the Nile
Caerulea Blue Lotus of the Nile
Caerulea Blue Lotus of the Nile
Caerulea Blue Lotus of the Nile
Caerulea Blue Lotus of the Nile
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Botanical Name: Nymphaea caerulea

Item #: 10-1065

The Blue Lotus of the Nile is the famous lotus that was held sacred by the Egyptians. It has been used for over a century as a parent of many popular Tricker hybrids. The 1896 Blue Beauty Water Lily! The Egyptian tombs were found with preserved water lilies that are over 4000 years old. Water lily wreaths made with the sky-blue Caerulea flower, which has narrow and pointed petals, and also were found in tombs on the breast of the mummies as well as the sarcophagus was quite packed with these flowers. The water lily was considered a sacred plant. In mythology, the Egyptians believed that the water lily was at the creation of the world and had risen from primal waters. The ancient Egyptian god Nefer Tum was depicted in paintings and shown with the Caerulea water lily on his head pointed towards the heavens. This was figured by some to be a man crowned with an upspringing Caerulea flower, a symbol of resurrection and his power to grant continuous life in the world to come. Others believe that the flower was a symbol of healing, perfume, good fortune and beauty. What ever the interpretation, once you grow this water lily you will never forget its beauty.

After your water lily blossoms, you will smell the haunting beautiful aroma found in the flowers that people smelled over 4000 years ago.

One of the images shows a carving from the tomb of Ramose with the ancient Egyptians holding and wearing the flowers of Caerulea. This depiction is not uncommonly found in the carvings of the tombs of Egypt. If you have the opportunity to see carvings of the ancient tombs of Egypt, after you grow one in your water garden pool, you will now be able to "see" Caerulea, it is that distinct and outstanding.

This lotus, which has been misrepresentated on other websites, is sky-blue on the pointed tips and fades to a white towards the center. This color pattern makes the petals appear glowing. The star shaped symmetrical petals, when viewed from the top, are gorgeous. And, the aroma is wonderful, as clearly recognized by the ancient Egyptians. The water lily is just spectacular and you will have to grow and one to really appreciate the beauty that has endued for over 4000 years!

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Grow a hardy lotus from Tricker's and enjoy a world that has been enjoyed by thousands of satisfied customers.

First, your lotus will require a lot of room to grow and produce beautiful blooms. Consider one of Tricker's Large Planting Tubs which are perfect for growing lotus because they have ample room to grow and bloom.

Second, use the proper soil without sticks and stems that float away.

Third, fertilizing is utmost importance to get your lotus to bloom as early as possible.

Finally, ensure to test your water's pH to avoid too acidic water.