Staff will start to reap the remaining lotuses in the West Lake from Feb 22 to protect the water quality of the lake.
The lotus is a perennial plant that withers up in winter, but most of them will remain upright. Therefore, the remaining lotuses turn into a unique scene in winter.
Workers from the Water-area Management Bureau of West Lake Scenic Spots usually start to reap the leftover after Spring Festival as the leftover stems have turned soft and made the plants fall into the water. It usually takes 15-20 days to clean up the over-150-acre lotus pond.