The Long Lasting Perennials – Alstroemeria

Often known as Inca Lily and Peruvian Lily, Alstroemeria was named in memory of Claus alstroemer who planted its seeds in 18th century South America. look here

Alstroemerias are the long-lasting, glitzy, translucent, brown, violet, purple, red, green or yellow cut flowers belonging to the genus Amaryllidaceae. These flowers are partly zygomorphic or bilaterally symmetric and consist of 3 sepals and 3 petals, all of which are of a similar hue. Some plants, too, can emerge as clustered or striped flowers. Alstroemerias are trumpet-shaped bulbs, which have a resemblance to the diminutive lilies and grow at the top of the long stem in tiny clusters. This has six stamens and an inferior ovary made of three carpels. The placentas in the ovary are connected to the pole, and they hold capsulated fruits. About 50 various species of Alstroemeria are cultivated worldwide. However, they are located mainly in the Brazilian forests and the Peru and Chilean mountainous areas.

The duration of blooming for the perennials varies from mid-summer to late summer, which may be purchased during the year. We typically conclude a long vase-life of around two weeks with petal wilting and a lack of stiffness. Alstroemerias are considered of high quality because they have a symmetrical head that creates a standard cluster of flowers.

Growing Alstroemeria may require some caution. They will be held aloof from traces of ethylene and carbon monoxide. Watering should be performed periodically, but water containing unnecessary fluoride should be avoided as fluoride-sensitive plants are considered to be Alstroemeria. Solution containing flower food acts as Alstroemeria’s strongest growing source. In addition, if these flowers are expected to be shipped, the movement should be rendered delicately as they have slender stems that are vulnerable to quick breakage.