Twisted leaves and fantastic, brightly coloured flowers: those are the alstroemeria’s key features. It symbolises friendship, making it the perfect flower to give to your best friends.
Colours and shapes
The alstroemeria hides somewhat shyly in its bud in the shop, but gosh! what a surprise when they open their buds in your home. Then you'll see six to eight flowers on the stem, with a flaming interior of white, yellow, red, orange, purple or pink you can really enjoy. Particularly since these flowers have a very long vase life.
The alstroemeria symbolises enduring friendship, it’s therefore the perfect gift to confirm a beautiful friendship. All six of the alstroemeria’s petals are very important: they stand for understanding, humour, patience, empathy, commitment and respect. You can decide for yourself which petal represents which quality.
The exotic alstroemeria is also called the Inca Lily. This is a reference to its natural habitat: the cool mountain ranges of the Andes in Chile, Brazil and Peru. The flower was discovered there in the 18th century by the Swedish scientist Clas Alströmer. It was he who gave the flower its current name.
Bouquet inspiration with Alstroemeria
Fabulously beautiful with varying shades of bright green and bright purple. A fresh display that will cheer you up instantly. The alstroemeria combines beautifully with the gerbera, date plum, Curcuma, asparagus and Philodendron xanadu. Gather the most beautiful pink and purple tones and have the florist create a substantial bouquet that radiates warmth. Of course you could also do it yourself. Or would you prefer a different combination? From romantic to rugged, anything is possible with the alstroemeria.