Specie: A. aurantiaca
Alstroemeria, Alstro, Peruvian lily, Inca lily , lily of the Incas
Name in Latin: Alstroemeriaceae
Name in English: Alstromeria Family (formally of the lily family)
Origin: South America in 1753. Native to Peru and Bolivia.
Growth Habit: rootstock is slender rhizome ( or group), like dahlias.
Flower: showy, six tepals (similar), trumpet shaped. available in purple, pik. dark pink, white, yellow, red, orange and rust, variable show.
Blooming Period: year round
Great for garden arrangements, bouquets.
Care and Handling
Lasting Quality: each flower appx. one week, brings multiple blooms , doubling the longevity.
Amount of water: moderate water, change water often
Nutrition: floral preservative/food
Special handling: can cause dermatitis in some people
Named after the Swedish botanist Baron Klas von Alstroemer