I was with my Thai colleagues who happened to be plant-lovers. Both of them will stop and admire flowers and any plants they see on the streets, flower shops and plant stalls. Lately, they dragged me to the Green Houses at the Gothenburg Botanical Garden where we had our lunch at the garden’s restaurant after our teachers’ tour. I was surprised to see plants that I’ve never seen before and plants that were well-known to me. I took many photos of them but this one was rather distinct to me.
It was my first time to see this kind of a water plant. I forgot to see the name and description of the plant due to excitement. But fortunately these days we can search by image on Google. It’s also the first I tried searching by uploading an image. The results were not exact but by adding a keyword, in this case, I typed “water plants” and clicked some articles until I found the same image in it. One result leads to another and now I know that it’s called Victoria (Water) Platter, also known as Victoria Amazonica.
There were three Victoria Platters in full bloom and one that was about to open which unfortunately I didn’t get in the picture. It looked so small it’s hard to believe it gets this big when it blooms.