The seed pods of the celebrated Lotus Flower, or Nelumbo nucifera, that symbolizes the mystique of the Orient. It is valued my Indian and Buddhist religions as it is said to represent the ascent of the spiritual man from the primeval ooze of materialism, rising through the cleansing water and then bursting into the air, blooming in the sunlight of enlightenment. Unfortunately for florists the flower, while quite striking and intensely beautiful, blooms and withers in the course of one day. It also has the unique attribute of producing bloom and fruit at the same time. Fortunately, we are able to offer the fine sculptural seed pod of the Lotus that we import from Thailand. Do check that the necks of the pods are strong and erect, as stored product can often be limp. Also look for excessive amount of blackening due to cold storage. Cut the stems with a sharp instrument and hydrate in a low sugar holding solution Keep the Lotus Pods humid and maintain at 55-60F.