Care and Handling: Awesome Alstroemeria!


A delicate beauty first discovered high in the Andes of Brazil and Chile, Alstroemeria was first introduced to delighted European flower lovers in the 18th century. Today, it is more popular than ever, and it’s the subject of the latest FLORALIFE® Care and Handling article in the October edition of LivRio!

Since the Baron Alstroemer imported its seeds from South America to Europe in the 1750s, his namesake has been cultivated in Australia, the Canary Islands, the United States, Madeira, Mexico, and New Zealand. With many hybrids and nearly 200 cultivars, Alstroemeria comes in just about every color except blue.  LivRio

Aside from its breathtaking beauty, Alstroemeria – also known as Peruvian Lily or Lily of the Inca – is appreciated for its year-round availability and its long vase life – up to 2 weeks with proper care!

Tips for Vitality and Long Vase Life


So, to help ensure the tender loving care that will help your blooms last and last, FLORALIFE® discusses:

  • What to know before you buy
  • Visual cues to spot disease and defects
  • Handy processing tips on:
    • Proper sanitation of tools and surfaces (like, with D.C.D.® Cleaner!)
    • The dangers of using metal or galvanized buckets
    • Proper hydration (Quick Dip helps!)
    • Storage temperature
    • And others.

We also discuss how to cope with ethylene sensitivity, one of Alstroemeria’s handicaps.


Your Alstroemeria Reading List…

If you would like to read more about the ways FLORALIFE® can help you enjoy healthier and longer-lasting Alstroemeria, check out this research update that demonstrates how different varieties of Alstroemeria respond to FLORALIFE® Express Technology.

That’s the Alstromeria report! Be sure to read the original piece at LivRio, and keep coming back for more FLORALIFE® Care and Handling tips each month!