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Learn What Alstroemerias Flower Means

One of the most popular summer blooms, alstroemeria (also known as lily of the Incas) has seen increased demand in recent years thanks to its widespread popularity in both gardens and flower pots. Beginning at the end of May and lasting rough October/November, the long flowering season with exotic characteristics is revived. Although the majority of kinds are started from seed in flower pots, the vast majority of them naturally spread over our borders and are very simple to grow in soil that is rich in organic matter, has good drainage, and is kept cool during the summer. Steer clear of hot, windy, and dry environments. A pot can be brought indoors for the winter if the weather gets too severe. Be gentle while repotting or transplanting young plants so as not to damage their delicate roots. Buy Alstroemerias at an affordable price from the online florist kl

Plant Characteristics

  • As a member of the family Alstroemeriaceae (previously Liliaceae or Amaryllidaceae), the alstroemeria includes over fifty species native to South America, most notably the Andean regions. Every species in this genus is a perennial that spreads by underground stems called rhizomes and tubers.
  • The alstroemeria tuft releases upright stems between 30 cm and 1 m high that are covered in alternating, rib, ed, or lanceolate leaves between 10 cm and 12 cm long that are glossy green to brownish green, occasionally even golden with purple highlights. Its tubers are small and fragile, anthemic can spread quickly and even become invasive.
  • The sturdy stems are topped with abundant umbels of striped and spotted blooms beginning in June and continuing until frost. The first frost wipes out the cluster entirely. As a result, finding a suitable location for it before springtime is challenging.
  • The six-petaled, bilaterally symmetrical blooms feature three petals and three sepals that are almost identical in shape but colored differently. To entice pollinating insects, many plants have leaves that are just thinner than the sepals, and that feature large, bright-yellow patches with dark streaks. The flower has one pistil and six bent stamens. The alstroemeria Caryophyllaceae species native to Brazil has a pleasant carnation fragrance that sets it apart from other species.

Where the Alstroemeria Should Be PlantedThe florist Kota Damansara Inca lily thrives in a spot that gets partial morning sun or partial shade behind the dense foliage of a large tree. They need soil that is neutral to slightly acidic, light, well-drained, and easy to work on. Typically, this means soil that is sandy and not particularly calcareous. In spring and early summer, the soil is moist enough to encourage blossoming, but in the heat of the summer, they can thrive even in dry conditions. They may settle a slope or area with little vegetation relatively rapidly. As long as the soil doesn’t get too soggy over the winter, those plants can survive. Snails and slugs feast on tender new growth, so taking precautions is essential. The plant will completely disappear in the fall, so it is important to note its location. Pick out the weeds by hand. Carefully select the location, as established alstroemerias do not appreciate being transplanted.

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