Alstroemeria aurea is also known as the lily of the Incas and the Peruvian lily. Alstroemeria is a tuberous perennial that is native to South America. The plant requires a moderate amount of care.
Alstroemeria should be planted in the spring in a location that offers full sun, especially in the morning hours.
The soil should have medium moisture with a pH level of 5.5 to 7. The soil should be sandy loam to clay loam and well-drained.
In the spring, the bulbs should be planted 8 inches (20 cm) deep with 12 inches (30 cm) between each root.
The plant requires 1 inch of water per week, keeping the soil moist and well-drained. Adding compost or a 3-inch layer of mulch will help retain water.
Insects and Diseases
Problems to watch the plants for include spider mites, slugs, snails and leaf spots.