- Alstroemeria is
a genus of perennials (one annual species) with fleshy rhizomes, in the
family. All species are from South America.
- Alstroemeria (syn.
Alstremeria), commonly called the Peruvian Lily or Lily of the Incas, is
a South American genus of about 50 species of flowering plants.
- The flowers of
Alstroemeria are generally showy and appear to be suited to pollination
- Alstroemeria has
narrow stem leaves that are twisted at the base with thick tuberous
roots. Alstroemeria 'Parigo Charm' is a tuberous perennial that blooms
in salmon-pink flowers in the summer. The inner tepals are
primrose-yellow, marked carmine.
is a plant which can be sensitive to light and temperature. In the open
field Alstroemeria's can also be grown, although the weather conditions
do influence the growing of the crop directly.
can be grown on nearly all soil types.
Market & Report
- Exports of
Alstroemeria have increased compared with previous years. The
introduction of improved varieties and better production has made this a
more attractive crop both to the grower and the exporter.
- The role of ethylene
in the senescence and abscission of Alstroemeria peruviana cv.
Rebecca and cv. Samora tepals was previously unclear, with silver
treatments recommended for delaying leaf rather than flower
- Alstromeria is a
vigorous crop and will reach 2.5 m in height. Trellising is essential.
The same system as carnations is ideal, using four to five layers of 20
x 20 cm mesh spaced at 50 cm intervals.
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