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Planting and caring for alstroemeria - this is how it's done


The alstroemeria is a delicate, almost exotic flower that looks very noble in the garden. Read here how you can plant the alstroemeria.

Alstroemeria look noble

Alstroemeria, which actually comes from the subtropics, is certainly one of the most popular garden lily varieties. Especially since it grows quite well in our latitudes and is available in many bright flower colors from gardening stores - for the most part even multi-colored. The alstroemeria is also ideal as a cut flower and has an extremely decorative effect in glass vases.

Tip:

If you want to spice up a rather simple bouquet of flowers, just put a few alstroemeria in between. So the bouquet looks much more noble.

Grow alstroemeria

You can plant the alstroemeria as a perennial that can reach a height of between 50 and 100 centimeters. You can achieve the perennial shape by planting at least 3 to 5 individual lilies as a group with a distance of about 20 centimeters in the garden bed.

Tip:

Alstroemeria can be grown on seeds on the sunny window sill from March.

When planting, you should then make sure that you choose a moderately sunny and wind-protected location for this filigree summer flower. Whereby a nutrient-rich, permeable soil is clearly the best choice. You should enrich it with humus in good time before planting the alstroemeria. By the way, you can also plant alstroemeria in pots.

Caring for alstroemeria properly

»Wintering:

Alstroemeria are only partially hardy and must either be wintered in a frost-free room or well protected in the open. In the meantime, the specialist trade also offers hardy varieties.

Tip:

Dig out the rhizomes in late autumn and hibernate them in damp earth in a frost-free room (handling as with dahlias). After the ice saints, you can then take them outside again. You can also coat the open field plants well with straw and cover them additionally with a jute cloth (weight it down with stones).

»Fertilize:

While growing and blooming - the alstroemeria blooms annually from June to October - you also need regular fertilizers, which you can give about every two weeks via the irrigation water.

" To water:

You have to adjust the amount of irrigation water to the current weather situation and you should also avoid waterlogging around the plant. The soil must also not harden. If necessary, you have to loosen the soil regularly with a rake.

»Multiply:

Once the alstroemeria have developed into magnificent plants, you can easily multiply them by dividing the rhizomes in spring.