Jättenäckrosen blommar av Ingela Ihrman

The giant water lily Victoria amazonica blooms in a small tropical greenhouse in the outskirts of Kalmar during the evenings of June 8 and 9. Gardener Cecilia Kilbride informs the audience about its tropical origin, why the colour of its petals turns from white to pink and why the air is saturated with a heavy pineapple scent.

Camera and editing by Malin Franzén.

Ingela Ihrman 2012