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Uses

Toxic parts

Some people are sensitive to this plant and skin contact with the sap can cause them to get dermatitis[1].

Edible uses

Notes

Root - cooked[2].

Material uses

There are no material uses listed for Alstroemeria spectabilis.

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

There are no medicinal uses listed for Alstroemeria spectabilis.

Ecology

Ecosystem niche/layer

Ecological Functions

Nothing listed.

Forage

Nothing listed.

Shelter

Nothing listed.

Propagation

Seed - best sown in individual pots in a cold frame as soon as it is ripe although seedlings can be transplanted successfully if they are moved with care whilst small. Pre-soak stored seed for 12 hrs in warm water, warm stratify for 4 weeks at 25°c and then reduce the temperature to 10°c. Excising a small bit of the seed near the embryo after the seed has been warm stratified helps to speed up the germination process[3]. Plant out about 20cm deep into their permanent positions in late summer or autumn[4]. Division in April or October with care since the plant resents root disturbance[5]. Ensure each portion has a growth bud[6].

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Cultivation

We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus.

Requires a fertile, moisture retentive well-drained soil and a warm situation in sun or semi-shade[4]. Prefers a dry sheltered border and a peaty loam[7]. Plants succeed in maritime gardens[8]. The roots should be planted 15 - 20cm deep when dormant in late summer to autumn and then be well mulched to protect them from severe winter weather.

Somewhat intolerant of root disturbance[7], the roots are fleshy and brittle[4].

Crops

Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

There are no interactions listed for Alstroemeria spectabilis. Do you know of an interaction that should be listed here? edit this page to add it.

Polycultures & Guilds

There are no polycultures listed which include Alstroemeria spectabilis.

Descendants

Cultivars

Varieties

None listed.

Subspecies

None listed.

Full Data

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Taxonomy
Binomial name
Alstroemeria spectabilis
Genus
Alstroemeria
Family
Amaryllidaceae
Imported References
Edible uses
Medicinal uses
Material uses & Functions
Botanic
Propagation
Cultivation
Environment
Cultivation
Uses
Edible uses
None listed.
Material uses
None listed.
Medicinal uses
None listed.
Functions & Nature
Functions
Provides forage for
Provides shelter for
Environment
Hardiness Zone
?
Heat Zone
?
Water
moderate
Sun
full sun
Shade
light shade
Soil PH
Soil Texture
Soil Water Retention
Environmental Tolerances
  • Strong wind
  • Maritime exposure
Ecosystems
Native Climate Zones
None listed.
Adapted Climate Zones
None listed.
Native Geographical Range
None listed.
Native Environment
None listed.
Ecosystem Niche
None listed.
Root Zone Tendancy
None listed.
Life
Deciduous or Evergreen
?
Herbaceous or Woody
?
Life Cycle
Growth Rate
?
Mature Size
x meters
Fertility
?
Pollinators
?
Flower Colour
?
Flower Type












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