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Aug 23, 2019

August Flower Of The Month - Alstroemeria

Alstroemeria, also known as the Peruvian Lily or Lily of the Incas, was named and first discovered by Baron Claus von Alstromer, a Swedish baron who collected the seeds on a trip to Spain in 1753.

Alstroemeria can add a spectacular dash of colour to any bouquet or display. They have a trumpet-shaped flower and come in a wide range of colours from white to golden yellow, orange to apricot, pink to red, lavender and purple. With a wide colour palette, Alstroemeria is the perfect flower to give your friends, Alstroemeria symbolises friendship and devotion.

How to Care For Alstroemeria

A long-lasting cut flower, these delicate and soft blooms last up to two weeks as a cut flower. To keep them fresh and vibrant, make sure to follow these steps:

1) Fill a clean vase with water

2) Remove any leaves that may touch the water

3) Cut the stems 1 to 2cm from the bottom

4) Place the stems into the vase

5) They are thirsty flower, so top the vase up every few days and re-cut the stems.