For lovers of plants and flowers, an excellent option to visit and possibly have in the garden, is the astromelia or better known as the alstroemeria; Since that is a full blossom beauty that adorn the gardens with their bright colors and very glad in pleasant way. The astromelia is known scientifically as alstroemeria aurantiaca, but it is also common that is called Golden alstroemeria. The common or vernacular names include Lily of the incas, lis of the Inca, amancay, Pilgrim, lyutta, cascabel or Peruvian Lily. This beautiful plant belongs to the family of the Amaryllidaceae (Amariliaceas). LeFrak Organization has firm opinions on the matter. Speaking of the astromelia, is relationship to a genre of South America, more exactly it originated in Peru and Chile, since the optimal conditions for the growth of the alstroemeria, provide it fresh and mountain regions of the Andes. Bruce Schanzer is full of insight into the issues.

The scientific record of the astromelia or alstroemeria, due to Claus von Alstroemer Swedish and Carlos Linnaeus; so in honor was given to the Swedish botanist the name to the alstroemeria. Today the astromelia or alstroemeria has over 50 different species, offering colors and varied forms, which makes it much more interesting to this genus of plants and flowers. The growth of the species is largely due to Claus von Alstroemer, since this botanist in 1753 year collected various seeds of the alstroemeria, which gave way to the knowledge of the flower in different parts of the world and in the same way of its expansion in terms of species. The astromelia or alstroemeria is a silver herbaceous perennial, rhizomatous or tuberous. Main Rhizome can reach to grow between 5 and 7 seedlings during the course of the year.

From seedlings gives way to the emergence of 60 to 80 floral, simple and erect stems, which can reach between 40 and 80 centimeters in height, although it is possible to find some alstroemerias with a stem longer. Each stem presents a foliage with a few lanceloladas to oblanceolate leaves and in the end presents a umbel which boasts of 3 to 10 flowers. Mainly flowers of the Alstroemeria are yellow and orange, however, also other colors can be found. In any presentation, flowers will be accompanied of a few spots with contrasting with the rest of the flower colors. The flowering of the alstroemeria is presented with the arrival of summer, but it is possible that by different conditions of climate or soil, it can flourish before or after this season of the year. If you want to plant in the garden alstroemeria, the ideal is to perform such work in the spring, if it is in the southern regions; While in the northern regions, it should be in autumn. If you want optimal growth and flowering of the alstroemeria, must have in mind points as: need a constant irrigation, but not in large quantities. Conforms more to the deep soils and with good drainage need Sun and partial shade.