I tried 3 seeds a customer brought me and they failed to sprout. So I went to Michaels and found some dried lotus flowers and was able to get 17 seeds from 3 flowers. So today is day one of the soak. I guess we will see. My wife reminded me that I could have bought a plant a few years back and didn't. Well it was $80 and I thought that a little excessive. The seeds are in a tall beverage glass for now.