If you wish to view the blooming of this giant water lily (Victoria amazonica), you should go there in the evenings when the bud is just beginning to open.
Updated: 3rd June 2014
The Giant Water Lily pond has been relocated to the Rooftop Secret Garden of 1-Utama. This is due to construction works on the MRT project on the previous site.
|Old location - Rainforest area|
|New location - Rooftop Secret Garden of 1-Utama|
Its natural habitat is the ponds and lagoons deep in the forest tribulatories of the Amazon River. Our award winning botanist and researcher, Dr. Francis Ng and his team has successfully grown this giant water lily here.
I would also encourage you to watch the above video of David Attenbourough's BBC Wildlife on You-tube. Click here to view the overwhelming comments. It is a a short 4 min. documentary about this clever and amazing plant. The video shows how this lily open as pure white petals on the first day, gives out a strong fragrance to attract the scarab beetle to pollinate it, then closes at night, trapping the beetle inside. The next evening it opens again setting the beetle free. The petals changes to dark pink on the second day and the flower withers away.
I am so excited after watching it, I can't wait to share this with you. I was lucky to be able to witness and photograph the victoria amazonica in bloom. The flower is so beautiful, its pure white petals slowly opening right before my very eyes!. I hope you have enjoyed my earlier post.
These are koi fishes swimming happily in the clear water that stretches along the curved walkway into the mall. I think a pale yellow koi is pregnant because I see a bulging stomach.