The Giant Amazon water lily is still growing in October.

The autumn sunshine has kept our Amazon water lily growing well into October, but with the daylight weakening, there may be just a few weeks left for visitors to catch sight of this once-a-year, solar-powered spectacle.
New leaves are still being produced, but we cut back the larger, older leaves (like the one pictured, foreground) when they start to decay.
Watch for the large inch-long spikes on the underside of the leaf, which help stop fish from turning the leaves into ‘water lily salad’.
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