Thursday, November 05, 2015

Flower of the Week: Alstromeria

This week, we are going to talk about Alstromeria.

Now, let's learn a little bit more about it.

Alstromerias at The Flower Pot

This beautiful flower is from South Africa, brought to Europe in the 18th century. It is from the Amaryllidaceae Family, and known also as a “Peruvian Lily”. 

Because they are grown internationally, Alstromerias are available all year round. They come in a large array of colours, including white, pink, orange, salmon, yellow, red, purple and two tone in various colours.

The Flower Pot's Floral Arrangement with Alstromerias

The Alstromeria is a very versatile flower and is used in every sort of arrangement, from wedding bouquets to centrepieces. The variety of bloom sizes and colours makes this a favorite for some of our designers. The flower can be used in an elegant arrangement, or a very relaxed one, which is why it is a standard in our flower fridge.  

Care and Handling 
The ideal condition for Alstromeria is cool and humid. The stem should be cut with a very sharp knife at a steep angle and never left out of water. This flower appreciates flower food in its water, which should be refreshed every few days. To get the most out of your flower, keep it away from ethylene (example: fruit). Expect a range of 5 to 14 days of longevity given ideal conditions, though this ranges from cultivar to cultivar.

Pass by our boutique this week and get a FREE Alstromeria!