Common Name: Giant Water Lily, Amazon Water LilyScientific Name: Victoria AmazonicaHeight: Water LevelSpan: 3 m diameter each leafGrowth Rate: very fast, as fast as 6 inches a daySun Tolerance: Full SunABP Index: 3.5 (Aesthetics 4, Solidarity 3)
'Giant' water lilies, can't describe how big these lilies can be. Some could be as big as 3 m diameter and carry a weight of 45kg spread evenly. The beauty of this plant is not only in the size of the leaf but also the beautiful patterned veins underneath that support the leaf's weight. Put a few of these leaves together and you have a mesmerizing 'unreal' sight of green giant lily pads.
More information on the Victoria Amazonicas here
Documentary video of the Victoria Amazonicas here