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Dwarf Peruvian Lily

Alstroemeria


** Upon receipt **


  1. Check that the plants & sphagnum moss are moist and keep both slightly moist at all times prior to planting.
  2. Plant as soon as possible, (ideally within a couple of days. If you must delay planting, place the bag in the crisper of the fridge and check weekly to ensure they are still moist.

** Important when planting **

  1. Plant rhizome 4-5cm below the surface.
  2. Keep the soil moist until growth appears. Alstroemerias like the soil to be slightly moist prior to growth appearing (i.e. not too wet or too dry).

Size: 30-40cm tall x 30cm wide.
Aspect: Full sun. Part shade in warmer climates.
Soil: Well drained.
Climate: Cool to Sub Tropic.
Watering: Keep soil slightly moist whilst plant is actively growing.
Frost: Hardy.
Fertilising: Apply a slow release fertiliser at planting or start liquid feeding once the flower buds appear.
Flowering time: Late Spring -Autumn.
Cutting the flowers: These blooms make exceptional cut flowers with their extremely long vase life.
After flowering care: Apart from removing any spent blooms, these plants can be left undisturbed. In Frost areas, prune back to ground level in winter.
Comments: If growing in hot areas, it's ideal to mulch the roots well to help keep them cool.

Last Reviewed: 13/02/2004 11:30:33 AM
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