One of the giant water lilies in the Victoria greenhouse has become very large this week. The magazine touched the 2.10 meters! The last time such a large blade was measured was in 2018 (1.90 m).
Did you know that the giant water lily and Diergaarde Blijdorp have a long history together? In the mid-19th century, seeds of giant water lilies (Victoria amazonica) from Brazil became available in Europe. De Diergaarde built a special large greenhouse for the plant and exhibited it from 1887.