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 it opens those buds in your home. Then you will see six to eight flowers on the stem, with a flaming interior of white, yellow, red, orange, purple or pink which 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 celebrate a beautiful friendship. Each of the Alstroemeria’s six petals represent an important characteristic: 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.