"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).
Height: From 40 to 80 centimeters
Color of flowers: Variety of colors, yellow and orange.
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.