The Top 13 World's Biggest Flowers (Names & Where They Are Found)

The Top 13 biggest flowers in the world you should see.

The Biggest flowers in the world are flowers of amazing massive sizes. These flowers are source of tourist attractions. 

Flowers are important in nature as they can help us to release anxiety and tension, even if it is just merely looking at them or perceiving their fragrance. 

These massive flowers are not left out on the benefits that flowers can offer us. In this article, you learn about their smell, where they are found, their names and more fascinating facts about them.

These are the Top 13 world's biggest flowers (Names & Where They Are Found), they are,

  • Monster flower
  • Tita Arum
  • Talipot palm
  • Queen of the Andes
  • Nymphaea amazonica
  • Common sunflower
  • Sacred Lotus (Nelumbo nucifera)
  • Southern Magnolia
  • Moy Grande Hibiscus
  • Big Brother Lily

and three more giant flowers, check them out, keep reading!

1. Monster flower   

Monster flower is the first on list of the biggest flowers in the world.

The flower is also known as Rafflesia, named after Thomas Stamford Raffles, a British adventurer. There are about 10 species of monster flowers. 

They are found in the southern Philippines, southern Thailand, Malaysia, Sumatra, Java, and Kalimantan of Indonesia. They can grow up to 1.0 meters (100 cm) in diameter. 

The flower is sometimes called the corpse flower because it smells like rotten meat. The flower weight is heavy among other blooms, the largest species can weigh up to 11 kg. 

The buds are so sensitive that any slight disturbance will affect their blooming. The flowers do attach themselves to the host plant because they do not have stems or roots. 

They will never grow anywhere until they are attached to the host plant which is the Tetrastigma vine. 

The flower opens for 5 to 7 days after it attains maturity from being a bud to blooming which takes 27 months (2 years and 3 months). It takes 18 months for the tissue to form into bud, and then 6 to 9 months to mature to the size of cabbage before it blooms.

2. Tita Arum   

Tita Arum is among the biggest flowers in the world with its massive size.
Image credit: Foto courtesy of Michael Neumann © W. Barthlott

Titan arum (Amorphophallus titanum) is popularly known as a corpse flower because it also smells like rotten flesh. As we can see from the picture above, it is one of the biggest flowers in the world, and it also serves as a source of tourist attention. 

The enormous inflorescence consists of a petal-like collar named as spathe and also an inner spike called the spadix. The Spadix can grow to a height of 3 meters (9.8 feet). It blooms for just 1 to 2 days. 

But it takes several months for it to develop. It grows very fast, and it increases around 6 inches (15 cm) per day. The flower pollinates itself after which it develops to orange spherical fruit. 

Although the flower can be cultivated in botanical gardens everywhere around the globe, the flower is native to the steep hillsides of rainforests in western Sumatra.

3. Talipot palm   

One of the biggest flowers in the world is Talipot palm.
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Talipot palm usually reaches the age of 75 years before it blooms its creamy white flowers. Later which, it brings out fruit. Then the tree dies. 

The palm fan-shaped leaves at the middle can be 80 feet (24 meters) tall and about 4 feet (120 cm) in diameter. The flower on the palm on average can be 16 feet (5 meters) tall. 

They are found in India and Sri Lanka as they are part of the biggest flowers in the world.

4. Queen of the Andes   

Queen of the Andes is among the biggest flowers in the world.
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The queen of the Andes is also called the Puya Raimondi. They are rare flowering plants found in the Andes Mountains of Peru and Bolivia. 

They only blossom after they reach a maturation of about 100 years. They are the biggest bromeliad species and among the biggest flowers in the world. 

Due to climate change and habitat loss, this flower is listed as endangered on conservational status since they have drastically reduced in the wild. 

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The Top 20 Most Unusual Flowers In The World (Rare Flowers With Names)

5. Nymphaea amazonica  

Among the biggest flowers in the world is Nymphaea Amazonia upside down lily.
Image credit: Emerson Santana Pardo

Nymphaea amazonica is also known as Giant lily, Amazon water lily, Victoria amazonica, and Royal water lily. They are round, upturned flowers, floating on the surface of the water in which they are anchored to submerged stalk. 

The stalk is embedded at the bottom of the river in which can be 26 feet in length. They are the largest among the water lily families. 

It is among the biggest flowers in the world.
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Nymphaea amazonica is one out of the biggest flowers in the world. They are so big that the lily pad can be 8 feet in diameter. The color of the flower changes, from white on the first day to purple on the second night they bloom. 

They only bloom for a few days before they wither. The giant water lily is very fast in growing in which it can grow at the speed of 20 inches per day.

6. Common sunflower  

Common sunflower is one out of the biggest flowers in the world.

The common sunflower (Helianthus annuus) is very fast growing among the family of sunflowers. They can be found in Northern Mexico, Canada, and the United States. 

Its plant is easy to grow, that can grow up to 3 to 10 feet tall. It produces one of the biggest flowers in the world that its bright color flower can be up to 30 cm (12 inches) in diameter and more as seen in the picture above. 

It has a central disk that is surrounded by yellow petals.  The central disk contains seeds on which the birds feed on. 

7. Sacred Lotus (Nelumbo nucifera)   

Part of the biggest flowers in the world is Sacred Lotus (Nelumbo nucifera).
Image credit: T.Voekler/Wikimedia 

Lotus is a beautiful flower that can be found in Australia and Asia. It is one of the biggest flowers in the world and its bloom can be 12 inches in diameter. 

Sacred Lotus (Nelumbo nucifera) is sacred to the Indians as the name implies. It is highly prized because it is beautiful, it is a white to pink flower with a sweet fragrance. 

The flower only blooms for a few days before its withers after which an ornamental seed pod starts to appear. They grow in stagnant water and where there are enough sun rays to touch the plant. 

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8. Southern Magnolia   

One out of the biggest flowers in the world is Southern Magnolia.

Southern Magnolia ( Magnolia grandiflora L.) is also known as Big Laurel, Loblolly Magnolia, Evergreen Magnolia, and Bull Bay. Its plant is a tall tree that is recognized as ornamental in Philadephia and the tree also provides shade.  

It is one of the biggest flowers in the world with its creamy-white, 6 thick petals that can be 8 to 12 inches across. It is a cup-shaped flower that usually blossoms in the morning around 9AM and withers after 2 to 3 days. 

The flowers bloom during the summer and at the beginning of fall. Large red seeds are produced from the flower which later drops. The flower grows in subtropical regions and around the world where there is a warm temperature. 

9. Moy Grande Hibiscus   

Moy Grande Hibiscus is among the biggest flowers in the world and the biggest hibiscus.
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Moy Grande’ Hibiscus is also known as Texas Giant Hibiscus. You will always find this flower with Texas gardeners.  It is one of the largest flowers in the world and the largest flowered hibiscus. 

The bloom is usually 12 inches in diameter that only last for a day.  From the summer to early fall, it blooms. The flower can be found in North Texas, in the United States. 

They grow in soil that is well-drained and places available to the sun. It is a pest-free flower loved by butterflies and bees.

10. Big Brother Lily   

Big Brother Lily is one of the biggest flowers in the world.

Big Brother Lily are loved for their impressive big size that is 12 inches across. They have large cream and yellow petals and they are one out of the biggest flowers in the world. 

They are between regal trumpet lilies and exotic orientals. Like orientals, it is spectacular in color as well as its fragrance. While they have shapes like regal trumpet lilies. 

Its plant has glossy green leaves which support the bloom strongly because its stems are strong. The plant also has the ability to produce many stems from just a single bulb. The flower is easy to plant. 

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The Top 15 Most Beautiful Flowers In The World 

11. Big Daddy Hydrangea  

This big flower is one of the biggest flowers in the world that is Big Daddy Hydrangea.

Big Daddy Hydrangea is one of the largest flowers in the world and it is also known as Hydrangea macrophylla. It is a massive inflorescence densely packed forming a round flower heads. 

The heads can be up to 14 inches (35 cm) in diameter. It usually blooms in the midsummer to fall for new growth and for old-growth between early-mid summer. 

The flower can be white, cream, blue or light pink. Its plant which is a deciduous shrub typically grows between 150 to 180 cm (5 to 6 feet) in height. They do not have serious disease issues and their maintenance is very low. 

12. Tree Peony   

Tree Peony is among the biggest flowers in the world you should see.

They are found in China and many people there believed it is a medicinal plant. They are expensive flowers because of their large size. In diameter, on average they can be 25 cm (10 inches). 

They are parts of the biggest flowers in the world. The plant blooms its flower from late spring to early summer. The plants are usually 1.5 m (5 feet) tall after they have grown up for 10 years. 

Tree peonies are herbaceous peonies that grow each year back after they die. During the fall, they lose their leaves, but their woody stems do not die and their roots as well remain dormant under the ground. 

13. Cockscomb (Celosia cristata)   

Cockscomb (Celosia cristata) is one out of the biggest flowers in the world with intense coloration.

It is a beautiful and one out of the biggest flowers in the world that is use for ornamental purposes. The meaning of the name, cristata means crested from the shape of the flower.  Celosia means keleos in the Greek language which when translated, means burning from the intense coloration of the flower. 

Cockscomb flower plant is an exotic plant that is common in South America, Asia, and well known in tropical Africa. Its plant is also known as Quil Grass belonging to the Amaranth family. 

It can be grown both outdoors and indoors because it is easy to grow. They are very good at decoration that even when they dried, they still retain their color. In some places in Nigeria, it is used for medicinal purposes and for cooking.

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