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Alstroemeria presliana
English Name:Inca Lily
Family:Alstroemeriaceae
Excellent ornamental value (A +)
Height: 60 cm.
USDA Hardiness Zone 8. The plant tolerates low temperatures (-8° C), can tolerate occasional snow cover for up to a couple of weeks per year. Humid areas, with almost constant rainfall. Short dry periods are possible (generally not longer than 1 month). Somewhat dry areas where the drought may last 3 - 5 months. Precipitations of 400 - 800 mm. are concentrated in winter. Some shadow. Some protection against direct sunlight, some shadow from vegetation, filtering about 20 - 40 % of light.
Perennial Red, 6 petals
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These seeds are generally restocked in: February

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One packet contains at least 35 seeds.

This Alstroemeria is not as showy as many other alstoemerias, and has delicate pink-colored medium sized flowers. It needs relatively rich soil, considerbale watering, and is snow-hardy. In its natural habitat it prefers shady places under the trees.
The easiest form to germinate this species is to plant it in autumn and expose the seeds to natural temperature fluctuations. If you decide to do it "scientifically," soak the seeds for a day or so in water, then put them into wet sand and put them into refrigerator at about +2 +5 C for about 30 days. Allow the seeds to breathe (ventilate from time to time) and check the humidity of the sand (it tends to dry out quickly, so adding moisture every three-four days is a must). Then take them out and plant at room temperatures. If not all seeds or few seeds germinate, repeat the cold step once more. This plant needs good drainage and relatively poor soil.