Cut flowers of alstroemeria or Peruvian lily can maintain their beautiful, fresh and juicy appearance for two. But for this bouquet requires proper care and careful maintenance.
It is best to start cutting alstroemeria flowers from the moment the first buds that open appear on the stem. Carefully cut or break off the shoot at its rhizome and remove the rest from the bush.
The leaves of this beautiful plant are too fragile and if not removed, they will give the bouquet a sleazy appearance, and the stems will quickly rot in the water.
Therefore, a bouquet of alstroemerias requires daily replacement of water in a vase and its washing with a special disinfectant solution.
Mature buds of alstroemeria, as they bloom, are painted in the natural colors of this plant, and even very young ones are muted.
How to keep a bouquet of alstroemeria as long as possible? Cut flowers feel best at a temperature of 5-7 degrees, so a cool place, for example, near the air conditioner, will be the best place to place the bud.
The blooming of beautiful alstroemeria buds begins from the moment the flower is placed in the water. In this case, the water should be perfectly clean, without mechanical impurities and chemicals.
During the daily water change in a vase, it is necessary to carefully handle the flowers, especially if leaves have been preserved on the stems. If the plant suffered long transportation, you must first let the flowers drink water and only then remove the packaging from the bouquet. This will help keep the leaves and stems intact. Already faded buds of alstroemeria must be removed without fail, allowing the flower to dissolve in return new and beautiful.
Due to the lack of smell, alstroemeria can be placed in any room with a suitable temperature regime. For a bouquet of alstroemeria to stand as long as possible, do not place it on drafts in too dark corners.
Many cut flowers perfectly retain their freshness if they are in an acidic environment, this also applies to alstroemeria. Therefore, in a vase with fresh water, you can add a few crystals of citric acid, a teaspoon of vinegar or ammonia. And so that the bud blossoms, you can rather add a tablespoon of sugar to the water. You can also feed flowers with special additives “Bud” and “Vitant”.