No matter how you size them up they are BIG!
Lily Pads known as The Giant Water Lily…
Native of the Amazon but we found them in Waimea, Oahu!
The Giant Water Lily lives up to its name!
Just the facts:
- Leaves 7 ft. in diameter!
- Holds up to 300 pounds!
More about the flower:
- Scientific name is Victoria Amazonica.
- Purple undersurface of leaves is a network of ribs.
- Air trapped in between ribs allows the leaves to float.
Seeing is believing!
- Flowers last only 48 hours.
- First evening flowers open as white.
- Flower scent attracts a beetle that deposits pollen in the flower.
- Flower shuts, trapping the beetle until the next evening.
- Second evening flower reopens as purplish-red.
- Beetle flies off to find another white flower.
Add Lily Pads to your home décor with a custom print.
Available framed, unframed, museum back or canvas gallery wrap.
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Contact Arlene for details.