Flower of the Month: Alstroemeria

Flower of the Month: Alstroemeria

The Alstroemeria also commonly called the Parrot Lilly, or Peruvian Lily is a south American flower with 50 different species of flowering blooms. From first glance, you can instantly notice that the Alstroemeria flower is very similar to the famous Lilium flower; this is because they’re from the same flower family. Flowers Gold Coast loves adding Alstroemeria to our bouquets to add some gorgeous flair.  

Where does the Alstroemeria flower come from?

While not native to the Gold Coast, The origin of the Alstroemeria comes from the mountain regions of Peru and Brazil. The flower was discovered in the 18th century by the Swedish people, which is how it was introduced to Europe and later across the world. With its introduction to the European region, it becomes a trendy flower due to its multitude of different colour variations and long vase lifespan.

Alstroemeria at home and in floral bouquets

The Alstroemeria is frequently used at home due to its majestic amount of different colours. You can practically find the Alstroemeria in any colour imaginable and many use such floral as a staple for their home. With a boasting 6-8 flowers per stem, you can fill enhance your dining or living room with just a few stems.

We also frequently use the Alstroemeria in many of our fresh flower bouquets at Flowers Gold Coast because its vase life is longer than most blooms and combining it with other florals it will genuinely give that magical colourful feeling.

Most popular Alstroemeria colour

Just like many spring flowers, the Alstroemeria comes in a different range of colours ranging from dark red to blue. Everyone has their favourite colour, and many opt to go for their likings or interior design, but we all varieties of Alstroemeria colours, see if you can see the white Alstroemeria below!

How to care for Alstroemeria flower?

Many cut flowers have the same care specifications, and we frequently suggest to clean the vase every 2 days, use flower food, change the water every other day, remove dead petals or leaves from the water and cut the stems. Our Alstroemerias are collected multiple times per week from our local Fresh Flower Suppliers.