About American Lotus
American Lotus is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that is a fun challenge to grow and needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.
American Lotus likes soil that is good at retaining moisture. You may want to supplement with a gentle, organic fertilizer throughout the peak growing season.
American Lotus belongs to the Nelumbo genus, and is native to Southeast Canada to Mexico, the Greater Antilles, and Colombia.
Also known as
Yellow lotus, Water-chinquapin and Volée
How to care for American Lotus
American Lotus needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
American Lotus love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
American Lotus does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of American Lotus in your home 🏡.
Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.
By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.
To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your American Lotus after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.