Victoria cruziana

Santa Cruz Waterlily (Victoria cruziana syn. Victoria trickeri) is a species of hydrophytic plant in the water lily family of Nymphaeaceae, native to Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay. It grows in the Parana-Paraguay basin.

Victoria cruziana bears yellowish green leaves with rim, 1.2-1.7 m diameter, and purplish underside. It can grow up to 1.8 m tall and spreads 4.5 - 5.5 m. The night blooming, fragrant flowers are creamy white becoming pink.

Propagation is by seeds.

Santa Cruz waterlily (Victoria cruziana)
Santa Cruz waterlily (Victoria cruziana)
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authorshipGerhard Elsner
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