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measuring the giant leaf of water lilly
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May 26, 2020

Giant leaf water lily

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.

measuring the giant leaf of water lilly