The Victoria Water Platter lilies were planted from seed in the beginning of March. It takes the seeds a couple of weeks to germinate. The seeds germinate in temperature controlled tubs of water. Victorias are native to the Amazon therefore the tubs are about 80 degrees fahrenheit. The Victorias will be going out to heated pools that are in front of the Visitor Center the first week of June. The Victorias are about as big as a large grapefruit now, but can grow to be 6 feet in diameter!