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Large colonies of Sacred
Lotus may restrict small boat navigation, fishing, and provide
habitat for mosquitoes. Sacred Lotus may out-compete native
plant species which provide a better ecological value to ponds and
Sacred Lotus produces individual
leaves and flowers directly from the root system. Leaves are ¾-2½'
across, medium green or blue-green, and hairless.
The leaf blade above the water surface
is depressed toward the middle. Many veins radiate from its center
in all directions; veins become forked approaching the outer margin
of the blade. Individual flowers are held up to 6' above the water
surface by the stalk. Each flower is 4-8" across.
While both American
Lotus and Sacred Lotus have umbrella like leaves, only the
sacred lotus has pink or white flowers while those of the American
Lotus are yellow.
A. The entire
population should be treated as sacred lotus is not native to the
A. Once water
temperatures are around sixty degrees or warmer and/or the plant is
actively flowering. Sacred Lotus responds equally well to herbicide
treatment when mature.
A. Generally one to
two treatments per season is enough.
A. It really
depends on the product you choose. For most vegetation, control
will take approximately 2 weeks however, tissue damage may be
evident within 2 to 4 days with liquid formulations. Some
products are slower acting with results taking 30 days or more to
A. If roots are not
killed, regrowth may become evident within 4 to 5 weeks.
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