Alstromeria - Knowledgebase Question

Baltimore, Ma
Question by basketsbychi
February 28, 2009
A friend of mine gave me a
cutting of a flower. How do I get the flower to grow roots? I believe it's Alstromeria.


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Answer from NGA
February 28, 2009

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You can grow Alstromeria from seeds, but cuttings won't root. Most modern hybrid alstroemeria plants are produced by in vitro propagation (commonly called tissue culture). It is a process that requires a sterile environment so it's not successful for most backyard gardeners. If your friend is growing Alstromerias, have her collect some seeds for you. Enjoy your beautiful flower!

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