Wonders of Peru: Water Lilly That Can Hold An Average Person's Weight - "Victoria Amazonica"

In the Amazon Rainforest, where our rare pepper the Aji Charapita has it origin and where it was rediscovered after it was declared extinct for over 50 years, you can find a lot of big things and the "Victoria Amazonia" is one of those. These water lilies are so big and robust that they can hold the weight of not just a child as you see in the photo, but even a grown-up human being!

This plant named after Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom can reach 3 meters in diameter and looks astonishingly beautiful. But be careful if you decide to step on it. Its leaves have thorns which protect this unique flower from predators.


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