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Victoria regia/Victoria Lily

Victoria regia / Victoria regia
Huge saucer-shaped leaves floating on the surface of the water
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Huge saucer-shaped leaves floating on the surface of the water

Young leaves in spring

Pool with Victoria lily foliage and an emerging flower bud

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Scientific Name: Victoria regia
Common Name: Victoria Lily
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Bloom time: Summer
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Summer
Fruit color: Green, Brown
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: High
Maintenance Level: Medium
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Tropical, Exotic, and Indoor Plants
Comments: This is a water plant that produces huge leaves that float on the top of pools and other bodies of water. In mid summer exotic flowers emerge from beneath the water and are held on stiff stems above the water. These are followed by seed pods.