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What is a Giant Waterlily? Victoria amazonica, to give it its scientific name, is a species of water lily that can grow up to three meters in diameter and weigh up to sixty kilograms! It's easy to see why it's also nicknamed the 'Giant Water Lily'.

Characteristics of the Giant Waterlily include its huge leaves - which can reach a diameter of two meters - and its beautiful white flowers. The flowers are pollinated by beetles, and can last for up to two weeks.

The Giant Water Lily is native to the Amazon rainforest, where it grows in slow-moving or still water. It's an aquatic plant, so thrives in moist environments.

The Giant Water Lily is a remarkable plant, and well worth seeking out if you're lucky enough to be in the Amazon rainforest. It's not always easy to see, as it tends to grow in hidden spots near the water's edge, but it's definitely worth taking the time to look for it. The Giant Water Lily is a true icon of the rainforest, and is sure to leave you in awe!

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Geeky Facts about the Giant Waterlily

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It is also known as Amazon Water Lily, Amazon Water-platter, Giant Water Lily, Royal Water Lily.

Fact 2

This plant is known for its massive leaves, which allow it to absorb as much sunlight as possible.

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The fragrant flower blooms at night and is white on the first night, it turns pink on the second night.

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