Where can you find Giant Plants?

If you’re looking for giant plants, there’s no better place on earth to find them than Brazil.

A palm tree that grows in Brazil, the Amazonian bamboo palm, has the largest leaves of any plant on earth. The fronds, or leaves, of this palm can be close to 70 feet long and 19 feet wide!

You’ve seen lily pads, floating leaves that sometimes offer a resting place for frogs. Imagine a lily pad so large it could support a man! The Victorian water lily, or Victoria Regia, found in the Amazon region of Brazil, can measure 6 feet in diameter.

The explorers who first discovered this plant claimed that some of the pads were large enough to support three men!

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