Where does the Alstroemeria come from?
Alstroemeria, also called Lily of the Incas, comes from the Andes' cool mountain areas in Brazil, Peru, and Chile. The current production of Alstroemeria as cut flowers has moved to the greenhouse, where the plant is very productive. In qualitative terms, the flower has improved significantly in the past years, with strong stems, beautiful green leaf and a longer vase life as a result.
When was it discovered?
In the eighteenth century, the Swedish researcher Clas Alströmer discovered the Alstroemeria in the Andes mountains, where the flower grows at altitude, has cold feet and a pleasant upper temperature. The growers imitate these conditions in the greenhouse today by cooling the ground and maintaining a constant temperature between 18 and 20 degrees all year round.
What does the flower symbolise?
The Alstroemeria symbolises long-term friendship. It is therefore the perfect gift to celebrate a beautiful friendship.