Lotus Blossoms originate from India and South East Asia they used for a variety of purposes in agriculture. The pods are grown organically cleaned and dried in the sun. They provide a variety of benefits to your aquarium include the release of tannins and humic acid. They make a great hiding spot for fry and small shrimp. They have a unique esthetic appeal making a great addition to your tank. Lotus is a type of floating aquatic plant of the genus Nelumbo. It is also known as Indian lotus because it represents a national flower of India. Lotus originates from southern parts of Asia and Australia, but it can be found in aquatic cultures throughout the world today.