Flowers and wild plants: "Alstroemeria aurantiaca". Alstroemeria, Lily of the Incas, Azucena peruana.

"Alstroemeria aurantiaca" . Alstroemeria. Lily of the Incas. Scientific name: Alstroemeria aurantiaca

Synonym: " Alstroemeria aurea "

Common name: > Alstroemeria, Lily of the Incas, Azucena peruana. Family: Astroemeriaceae.

Origin: Etymology : A genus dedicated to the botanist Alstroemer (1736-1796).

Plant:

Height: From 40 to 80 centimeters

Color of flowers: Variety of colors, yellow and orange.

Flowers and wild plants:

Flowering : It usually blooms in summer, but can be delayed or overpowered according to conditions. Caution: It is a toxic plant if swallowed.

Light: Sun and half shadow.

Temperatures : In cold climates protect in winter with a mulching of dead leaves.

Soil: Prefers deep soils and well Spring : Spring in the South and fall in the North. Planting with roots well buried, deep, to get flowers from the first year.

Watering: Frequent but little water, 2 or 3 times a week in summer. Multiplication : By division of the tillers that appear at the foot of the mother plant, in spring in the cool regions and in autumn in warmer climates .

Be careful with delicate fleshy roots. They break easily.

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