Plants of the genus Victoria, belonging to the family of Nymphaeaceae, are collectively known as Victoria regia. As large ornamentals, they have large individuals, and their new leaves grow out quickly. High temperature, high humidity, abundant sunlight and adequate nutrients are needed for their growing. There are two species belonging to the genus, "Victoria Amazonica" originated in Amazon area and "Victoria Cruziana" originated in Paraguay watershed.
In 1961, Longwood Garden cultivated the first hybrid hybrid variety, Victoria ‘Longwood Hybrid’, which is the filial generation of Victoria Amazonica as male parent and Victoria Cruziana as female parent. It shows some characteristics both of its male and female parents, and is more like Victoria Cruziana.
This May, XTBG introduced Victoria Longwood Hybrid from Sun Yat-sen Botanical Garden, Nanjing. It grows well and shows good adaptability in XTBG. Until now, XTBG has successfully collected the three species of Victoria: Victoria Amazonica, Victoria Cruziana and Victoria Longwood Hybrid.