[image from twelve paw]
Alstroemeria also goes by the name of Peruvian Lily or Lily of the Incas due to its South American origin. The lily-like flowers, with strips or dots in the inner part of the petals, come in a variety of colors - pink, white, orange, purple, red, and yellow. These inexpensive flowers last a long time, so they are a great deal! Check out a post at Sunset: Living in the West for photographic evidence - the flowers still looked good after two weeks.
- Remove all the foliage (at least most of it) before putting them into a vase.
- Check the water regularly, because Alstroemeria absorbs a lot of water.
- Change the water and cut the stems periodically.
- Keep them away from fruit, carbon monoxide, and decaying plant material.