Victoria Amazonica is a species of flowering water plant, and is the largest of the Nymphaeaceae family of water lilies. Victoria Amazonica is also known as Victoria Regia. It is native to the shallow waters of the Amazon Basin.
This plant was introduced to Hogwarts students by Anastasia Bunbury during Term 22.
The large pan like leaves of the Victoria Amazonica may reach up to three metres in diameter and float on the waters’ surface. They have submerges stalks which average between seven and eight meters in length. Victoria Amazonica produce individual lily’s which average forty centimetres in diameter. These flowers are pollinated by beetles. On the first night, the flowers of the Victoria Amazonica are white in colour, on the second night they become pink.
Victoria Amazonica is rated 4, it is useful but might have some unpleasant side effects. It has been noted that regular use of Victoria Amazonica results in physical disfigurement and incurable boils.
This plant thrives in regions with low light and high humidity. It only grows in fresh water. Whilst it will grow in areas with high levels of sunlight it is best to treat it weekly with a few drops of mooncalf solution.
Victoria Amazonica possess magical properties which are known to increase ones beauty. Refreshing the skin, making it smoother and more youthful in appearance. De-frizzing and repairing hair, it is also used in colouring serums to cover up greys for prolonged periods of time. Used medicinally in some potions to aid in healing burns.