Alstroemeria

Trumpet-shaped flowers in loose clusters at stem ends. Various colors including white, yellow, red, orange, pink and purple.

Family: Liliaceae
Species: Alstroemeria spp.
Origin: Native of the South American Andes
Symbolizes: Devotion, friendship, wealth, fortune, and prosperity
Also Known As: Peruvian Lily, Lily of the Incas

Care, Handling & Design

Temperature: 34-38 F (1-3C)
Humidity: 75-85%
Water: Medium water quality. Avoid softened water.
Vase Life: 7-14 days

What to Look for When Purchasing

At least one flower per stem should be open (petals are beginning to reflex) at time of harvest, no leaf yellowing, stronger stems.

Foam Info

Flowers have softer stems which could be damaged when inserted into foam. Possible stem- end discoloration. Leaf yellowing can be a problem in foam.

Design Tips

Alstroemerias are versatile flowers--in both color and form. Always a perfect color highlight for seasonal vase arrangements, they also serve as lovely line flowers in more contemporary arrangements, and--in a short-stemmed cluster--as vivid focal areas. It is often advisable to strip the foliage, since it will yellow long before the flowers fade. The stems are softer, handle carefully. If cared for properly, Alstroemeria can have a very long shelf life. In any arrangement, associate with other flowers that have similar vase life characteristics.

Ethylene Sensitivity

Most varieties are sensitive to ethylene. Symptoms include flower wilting, petal shattering, water-soaked appearance of petals and leaf yellowing.

Pest & Disease Information

Botrytis on leaves and flowers. Alternaria on leaves. Practice good disease control regime during growing phase. Use anti-Pathogen Transport Paper sheets during shipping and storage.

Troubleshooting

Leaf yellowing: Can be prevented with proper conditioning product. Petal and flower drop: Can be prevented with an ethylene action inhibitor product. Fading of petals during consumer phase: Use flower food.

Product Usage

For optimal care of Alstroemeria, please reference the chart of products below. Make sure to select your region to see which products are available.

BreedersGrowersBouquet OperationsTransportersWholesalersFloristsEvent Planners & DesignersSupermarkets & Club StoresEcommerce & DropshippersFlower Enthusiasts
Clean & Disinfect
FloraLife® D.C.D.® Cleaner
FloraLife® D.C.D.® Cleaner
FloraLife® D.L.D. Cleaner
FloraLife® D.L.D. Cleaner 
FloraLife® Floral Cleaner
FloraLife® Floral Cleaner 
FloraLife® Cleaner
FloraLife® Cleaner  
FloraLife® Cleaner Plus
FloraLife® Cleaner Plus   
FloraLife® MicroBLOC® Greenhouse Disinfectant
FloraLife® MicroBLOC® Greenhouse Disinfectant        
FloraLife® P.A.C. Professional Agriculture Cleaner®
FloraLife® P.A.C. Professional Agriculture Cleaner®        
FloraLife® STRIP-IT® Cleaner
FloraLife® STRIP-IT® Cleaner        
Hydrate
FloraLife HydraFlor® 100
FloraLife HydraFlor® 100      
FloraLife® Express Clear 100
FloraLife® Express Clear 100       
FloraLife® Hydrate Universal 100
FloraLife® Hydrate Universal 100        
FloraLife® Hydrate Hydrangea
FloraLife® Hydrate Hydrangea          
FloraLife® Hydrate Plus 100
FloraLife® Hydrate Plus 100        
FloraLife® Quick Dip
FloraLife® Quick Dip    
Treat
EthylBloc™ Tablet
EthylBloc™ Tablet     
EthylBloc™ Truck Kit
EthylBloc™ Truck Kit    
FloraLife® PRG
FloraLife® PRG 
FloraLife® Charger 100
FloraLife® Charger 100        
FloraLife® EthylGuard 100
FloraLife® EthylGuard 100        
FloraLife® EthylGuard ULTRA 100
FloraLife® EthylGuard ULTRA 100        
FloraLife® Calla Lily 100
FloraLife® Calla Lily 100          
FloraLife® Shield ULTRA
FloraLife® Shield ULTRA        
FloraLife® Tulipa 100
FloraLife® Tulipa 100       
Store & Transport
FloraLife® 200
FloraLife® 200   
FloraLife® Clear 200
FloraLife® Clear 200   
FloraLife® Clear ULTRA 200
FloraLife® Clear ULTRA 200   
FloraLife® Clear 200 eZ Dose®
FloraLife® Clear 200 eZ Dose®   
FloraLife® Clear Rose 200
FloraLife® Clear Rose 200          
FloraLife® Express 200 eZ Dose®
FloraLife® Express 200 eZ Dose®   
FloraLife® Express Clear 200
FloraLife® Express Clear 200   
FloraLife® Bouquet Wrap
FloraLife® Bouquet Wrap   
Feed
FloraLife Crystal Clear®
FloraLife Crystal Clear®      
FloraLife Crystal Clear® ULTRA
FloraLife Crystal Clear® ULTRA      
FloraLife® Clear 300
FloraLife® Clear 300      
FloraLife® Express Universal 300
FloraLife® Express Universal 300      
FloraLife® Express ULTRA 300
FloraLife® Express ULTRA 300      
FloraLife® Floral Foam Food 300
FloraLife® Floral Foam Food 300      
FloraLife® Flower Food 300
FloraLife® Flower Food 300      
FloraLife® Rose Food Clear 300
FloraLife® Rose Food Clear 300      
FloraLife® Special Blend 300
FloraLife® Special Blend 300      
Finish
FloraLife® Clear Crowning Glory
FloraLife® Clear Crowning Glory   
FloraLife® ForEver Green
FloraLife® ForEver Green          
FloraLife® HydroSpray
FloraLife® HydroSpray    
FloraLife® LeafShine
FloraLife® LeafShine   
FloraLife® LeafShine Silicone Free
FloraLife® LeafShine Silicone Free   
FloraLife® MaxShine
FloraLife® MaxShine    
Dose
FloraLife® Blend Center
FloraLife® Blend Center 
FloraLife® Aquablend Injector
FloraLife® Aquablend Injector 
Customer Care
FloraLife® Express Universal 300 Packets
FloraLife® Express Universal 300 Packets  
FloraLife Crystal Clear® Packets
FloraLife Crystal Clear® Packets  
FloraLife® Universal 300 Packets
FloraLife® Universal 300 Packets  
FloraLife® Flower Food 300 Packets
FloraLife® Flower Food 300 Packets  
FloraLife® Rose Food Clear 300 Packets
FloraLife® Rose Food Clear 300 Packets  
FloraLife® Express Universal 300 Flower Food Recyclable Paper Packets
FloraLife® Express Universal 300 Flower Food Recyclable Paper Packets  
FloraLife® Express Universal 300 Flower Food Improved Moisture Barrier Recyclable Paper Packets
FloraLife® Express Universal 300 Flower Food Improved Moisture Barrier Recyclable Paper Packets  
Fresh-Cut Flower Care Kit
Fresh-Cut Flower Care Kit         
FloraLife® Surface Cleaner
FloraLife® Surface Cleaner         
FloraLife® Quick Dip
FloraLife® Quick Dip         
FloraLife® Flower Food
FloraLife® Flower Food         
FloraLife® Finishing Touch Spray
FloraLife® Finishing Touch Spray