Commonly called "sacred lotus" or "Indian lotus", the lotus is an aquatic perennial plant of the Nelumbonaceae family. Apparently, we could confuse it with the water lily but unlike the latter, its leaves are round and not heart-shaped. In addition, they are carried by longer stems and are never flush with the water. Native to Asia, the lotus is a sacred flower in the Buddhist religion. Many cultivars have been developed from the species Nelumbo nucifera. Their size varies from 70 cm to 1.5 m and their color ranges from white to pink
The lotus seduces with its leaves and flowers. This aquatic plant has hydrophilic foliage, that is to say completely waterproof. Foliage which is also at the heart of cutting-edge scientific research for the development of construction materials. The lotus flower, emblem of Buddha, deploys large petals tinted with roses, with a yellow heart welcoming the infructescence (set of fruits).