This species is the largest water lily known, with leaves rreaching to
6 ft (1.8 m) across.
It grows incredibly quickly, achieving its mammoth proportions just
7 months after planting from seed.
The flat, prickly leaves have upturned margins of 2-4 in (5-10 cm).
The size of the leaves is determined by the depth of the water in
which the plant is growing the deeper the water, the bigger the
The flowers are white outside and pink inside, with as many as 60
petals each; they are more than 12 in (30 cm) wide.
Only one flower blooms at a time.
Cultivation: These plants need at least 3 ft (1 m) of water in which
to grow and a position in full sun.
Plant them in containers of rich loamy soil with added organic
Propagate from seed .