Astromelia ideal for floral arrangements. It is a genre that consists of 120 species, belongs to a family of Alstromeriáceas and its scientific name is Alstroemeria, but is best known as Peru's lily, lily of the Incas, Astromelia, Peruvian lily.
They originate in the mountains of Chile, Argentina, Peru, Bolivia and Brazil. It is a tuberous plant rhizomatous perennial, each stem has a foliage leaves lanceolate, fleshy, elongated parallel nerves.
The flowers offer a variety of colors besides yellow and orange, with six petals, three wide and the other three lower close. They are also accompanied by patches that contrast with it.
This plant adapts well to all types of soil, and is ideal for floral arrangements as flowers after being cut last long in the vase. We recommend that once bought a bouquet of alstroemeria flowers should be kept in its packaging for a day and clean water.
After a while the stems should be cut to prevent rust and remove lower leaves, try to change the water regularly, about last in perfect condition for three weeks.