Giant water lily blooms in Amsterdam

A day after the imposing and rare Titan arum flower opened at Leiden’s botanical garden, Amsterdam’s Hortus sees its giant water lily Victoria Amazonica in full bloom.

The lily has leaves of up to three metres in diameter and each flower opens for just two nights – white on the first night and pink on the second.
The botanical gardens will stay open until 10pm for visitors to enjoy the flowers.

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