Alstroemeria Flower (Plant), "Scientific name for Alstroemeria Flower (Plant)is Peruvain lily". Plant Facts, Alstroemeria common name is Peruvian lily or lily of the Incas. The Alstroemeria (Peruvain lily) plants belong to the alstroemeriaceae family in a flowering plants genius. The Alstroemeria (Peruvain lily) plants are native to South America but can be found in United States, Mexico and Australia.
Normally the Alstroemeria (Peruvain lily) plants are grown from modified structures that are enlarged to store nutrients. They are usually known as tubers. They help the plant to survive during harsh periods. The Alstroemeria (Peruvain lily) plant can reach up to 5 feet (1.5 meters) in height.
It is advisable to plant them in their own beds since they are large plants. This allows the Alstroemeria (Peruvain lily) to spread well without really competing for nutrients.
Alstroemeria (Peruvain lily) Plant require full to light shade sun for proper growth. The soils must be well drained, rich light and acidic. Before planting, put a generous amount of manure to the hole. Breaking the soils and airing well is also necessary.
In winter, it is good to put a mulch of dry leaves or peat moss. Make sure you water the plant until it is well established. Again, watering makes the soils stay moist and this is very important for Alstroemeria (Peruvain lily) Plant.
The leaves are arranged facing upside down such that the undersides face up. The Alstroemeria (Peruvain lily) Plant are variable in shape though the blades edges are smooth. The flowers have short stalks and have six tepals. Each tepal is around 5cm long. The flowers come in different shades which are; red, orange, purple, green and white with spots.
When the flowers are ready for harvest it is not good to cut them. This slows the growth of the Alstroemeria (Peruvain lily) plant. So, instead grasp the stem just a few inches from the ground and then twist it pulling upward. This way the flower will be detached from the rhizome without damaging the plant and this promotes the flower production.
One of the shortcoming of the Alstroemeria (Peruvain lily) plants is there are some alstreromeria that have escaped cultivation and become weeds.