Feed Shark Turbo Tagger
Subscribe Form
LOTUS removing an established area.

LOTUS removing an established area.

Bill Bancroft brought “Peach with Raindrops” a hybrid lotus to a farm pond on his property that had not had any lotus introduced to it. The lotus began spreading quickly along the shore and by the following summer had established an area a couple hundred feet in diameter.

Luckily he told me there was nothing to worry about when I asked if the lotus would overtake the pond. RoundUp, which is a common weed killer found in any big box store and hardware store in the country carries most of the year can be applied to kill lotus without harming other aquatic life.

Lotus are connected through long rhizome like tubers often many many yards long. A siple spritz should kill most of the plant connected by the root. It may take more than one application on long growing areas but the method is quick and simple he explains.

After the lotus is browned you can clean up the area or reintroduce perhaps a new color to the area. POND PLANTS such as Lotus are available seasonally at http://www.PondMegastore.com .

Print Friendly
| More


  1. Diane says:

    I have serious reservations about recommending RoundUp use in the pond. While the active ingredient glyphosate is probably safe, POEA, the surfactant (wetting agent) used in RoundUp is not. Numerous studies have shown that it is toxic to aquatic life, including tadpoles and koi. There are many site specific environmental factors that must be taken into account before determining that this would be a safe way to remove lotus from one’s pond. Personally I’d pull them out, or walk around in there in the spring and break as many growing tips as possible. It really is not that hard to drown a lotus.

    • admin says:

      Good suggestion Diane, drowing is a great alternative to using any chemical. There would certainly not be the need for any chemical in a more contained enviroment such as an ornamental small pond or garden scenario.

  2. yoyo says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Someone necessarily help to make significantly posts I might state. That is the first time I frequented your web page and to this point? I amazed with the research you made to create this particular publish extraordinary. Magnificent activity!|

  3. Julianne says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Great post. I was checking continuously this blog and
    I am impressed! Extremely helpful information specifically the last part :) I care for such information a lot.
    I was seeking this particular information for
    a long time. Thank you and best of luck.

  4. hey says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Now I am ready to do my breakfast, later than having my breakfast coming over again to read more news.|

  5. gpkfxkjhvs says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    POND PLANTS | Water Garden Blog Water Lilies and Pond Plants
    gpkfxkjhvs http://www.g2089vya05l528gjr024us8zoe7vm6l7s.org/

  6. Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    I in addition to my friends were actually checking out the nice tips and hints located on the website then all of a sudden got a terrible feeling I never expressed respect to the site owner for those strategies. My people became totally passionate to learn all of them and already have certainly been making the most of them. Thanks for actually being indeed helpful as well as for picking out such great subjects millions of individuals are really wanting to understand about. My very own honest regret for not saying thanks to you earlier.
    cartier calibre replica watch uk