Due to the presence of what does leaves of lotus plant float on water?
The roots of the lotus plant are attached to the floor of the lakes and other water bodies where they are found. They have long and hollow stem that hold the leaves and flower above the water surface. The stems of lotus contain air pockets throughout their length that enables the leaves and flowers to float above water. More over the leaves are flattened and leathery which allows them to float without becoming waterlogged. Lotus plant has roots that are embedded inside the soil deep into the water.