Lotus first appeared treating Gemma, who had injured her ankle while trying to climb up a mountain in pursuit of a Jirachi. When Gemma told of her yearn for Jirachi to grant her wish, she explained to Ash and his friends that the valley they live in wasn't always as dry as it now was. It was once a fertile, vibrant land with a lot of vegetation. However, the climate grew hotter, and this caused the land to dry up. All of their neighbors moved away, including her husband Carlton, who was very depressed about the loss of their garden.
Though she told her daughter that finding Jirachi is not an easy task as it is very shy to humans, Lotus was supportive of her daughter's idea to have Jirachi, who often resides in the valley, to restore it to the vibrant land it once was. Day after day, Lotus attempted to regrow her garden, but with no luck. When Jirachi granted Gemma's wish and the land was restored, her replanted garden finally began to grow. In addition, she and Gemma were reunited with Carlton.