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Alstroemeria

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Upon receipt

  1. Check that the plants & spagnum moss are moist. Keep both slightly moist at all times prior to planting.
  2. Plant as soon as possible, preferably within a couple of days. If you can not immediately plant them, place the bag in the crisper of the fridge and check weekly to ensure they are still moist.

Botanical name: Alstroemeria
Family: Amaryllidaceae
Plant/bulb type: Fibrous, tuberous root systems
Height: 75cm-1m tall (except for Meteor which is 50-80cm tall.
Aspect: Full sun. Part shade in warmer climates.
Soil: Well drained.
Watering: Keep soil slightly moist whilst plant is actively growing.
Fertilising: Apply a slow release fertiliser at planting or start feeding with liquid feed once the flower buds appear.
Flowering time: Late Spring - Summer
After flowering care: Apart from removing any spent blooms, these plants can be left undisturbed.
Comments: Generally trouble free. The flowers are excellent for vases. If growing in hot areas, it's ideal to mulch the roots well to help keep them cool.

Last Reviewed: 13/02/2004 11:30:32 AM
Keywords: Alstroemeria, plant care, garden care, garden tip, plant guide, garden guide, perennial, flower bulb, spring bulb

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