Plant Care Caspian nelumbium

Caspian nelumbium

About Caspian nelumbium

This plant is an aquatic perennial with large pink flowers. Some Midwestern states have labeled this plant as a noxious weed.


Nelumbo nucifera

Also known as

Lotus, Indian lotus, Sacred lotus, Bean of india and Egyptian bean

How to care for Caspian nelumbium


How often to water your Caspian nelumbium

Water needs for Caspian nelumbium
0.5 cups
every 9

Caspian nelumbium 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.

Calculate water needs of Caspian nelumbium

Water 0.5 cups every

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Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Caspian nelumbium in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Caspian nelumbium: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Caspian nelumbium love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Caspian nelumbium does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Caspian nelumbium in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Caspian nelumbium

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Caspian nelumbium: repot after 2X growth

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 Caspian nelumbium after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Caspian nelumbium is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Caspian nelumbium

Caspian nelumbium

Caspian nelumbium

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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