Thursday, March 5, 2009

The beginnings of Victoria Water Platters

The horticulture staff has planted the Victoria Water Platter seeds. Once the seeds have been planted they are put into a tub of temperature controlled water. The temperature is kept at an average of 80 degrees. It takes several weeks for the Victoria seeds to germinate. It's hard to believe that those tiny seeds produce such a large plant. The Victoria pads can span 6 feet in diameter! You can see the Victoria Water Platters at the Visitor Center pools starting in June!