The interesting Victoria trickeri has enormous pads that animals and young children can stand on.
The pads that can reach 6′ diameter and curl up 8″ at the edges have a light-green color on top with purple underneath. The under structure of the leaf and stems are covered by thorns.
The enormous flowers are creamy white in the evening of the first day and closes around mid-morning. On day 2, the flower opens about 4 p.m. and is a deep pink. It doesn’t need high water temperatures as other Victoria species. The fragrance is similar to pineapples.
In temperate regions, the Victoria water lilies are treated as annuals and require treatment as tender nymphaea.
The Victoria trickeri can grow in large or medium sized pools under the right conditions. It’s a fast grower, and under optimal growing conditions, a spectacular scene will appear in your water garden pond.
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NOTE ABOUT SHIPPING Victoria trickeri: This plant be harvested when the plant is strong enough to ship and grow in your area. Thus, this plant may not follow the standard shipping times. You can preorder now to reserve this for your fabulous water garden pond or lake.