Main Rhizome

The growth of the species is largely due to Claus von Alstroemer, since this botanist in 1753 year collected various seeds of the alstroemeria, which gave way to the knowledge of the flower in different parts of the world and in the same way of its expansion in terms of species. The astromelia or alstroemeria is a silver herbaceous perennial, rhizomatous or tuberous. Main Rhizome can reach to grow between 5 and 7 seedlings during the course of the year. From seedlings gives way to the emergence of 60 to 80 floral, simple and erect stems, which can reach between 40 and 80 centimeters in height, although it is possible to find some alstroemerias with a stem longer. Each stem presents a foliage with a few lanceloladas to oblanceolate leaves and in the end presents a umbel which boasts of 3 to 10 flowers. Mainly the alstroemeria flowers are yellow and orange, however, you can also find other colors.

In any presentation, the flowers will be accompanied by a few spots with contrasting with the rest of the flower colors. The flowering of the alstroemeria is presented with the arrival of summer, but it is possible that by different conditions of climate or soil, it can flourish before or after this season of the year. If you want to plant in the garden alstroemeria, the ideal is to perform such work in the spring, if it is in the southern regions; While in the northern regions, it should be in autumn. If you want optimal growth and flowering of the alstroemeria, must have in mind points as: need a constant irrigation, but not in large quantities. Conforms more to the deep soils and with good drainage need Sun and partial shade. Original author and source of the article