Flower NameVictoria cruziana
Formal NameVictoria cruziana
AliasWater platter, Santa Cruz water lily
HabitatParaguay to Argentina
Morphan aquatic grass
Victoria cruziana,Water platter or Santa Cruz water lily (scientific name: Victoria cruziana) is native from Paraguay to Argentina and is an aquatic annual plant of the family Lilyaceae. It features a huge floating leaf naturally growing in the Amazon River basin, wound up and crimped. Flowering in the evening and early in the morning, flower color changes from white to pink. There is another Victoria amazonica(Oh-onibasu) in the genus Olonibus. The big difference between them is that the back color of the leaves which stood up like a stagger is the red brown color of V. cruziana (Paraguayan onibasu), the color of V. cruziana (Paraguay onibasu) is green, the spruce has a spin in the calyx of V. amazonica (Oh-onibasu), however the thorns in the calya of V.cruziana(Paraguayan onimus).
Common name: Victoria cruziana,Water platter, Santa Cruz water lily, or Paraguai onibasu, Scientific name: Victoria cruziana, aka: Water platter, Santa Cruz water lily, Victoria cruziana, Origin: Paraguay, Argentina, Environment: Amazon River Basin, Living Type: Aquatic Annual Grass, Leaf Diameter: 150-200 cm, Leaf Shaped: Circular, Leaf Margin: Raised in a Rhomboid Standing Up, Flower Diameter: 40 cm, Flower Color: White Yes (starting to bloom) → peach color and no fragrance (blooming finish), flowering time: evening → next morning / two morning, reproductive method: insect flower, fruit shape: oval with no spine, application: for ornamental.
Flower typeActinomorphic Flower
Flower arraySolitary Inflorescence
Flowering placeGreenhouse Botanic garden Specific area
Height700 ~ 800 [cm]
Diameter25 ~ 40