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Hi I had some alstromeria roots delivered 10 days ago.We have 2ft of snow so i am going to pot them up in compost. Do i water them or leave them dry. Thanks



I'd leave them dry they are not going to be doing any growing right now and if the compost is damp they could possibly start to rot.

4 Dec, 2010


Alstroemerias, however, don't stay hydrated very well when bare root. They will, however, grow under cool conditions, as long as they are not freezing, and they have enough light. They grow in the winter in their native Peru and Chile, and we grow them as winter annuals here, where we get light frost. A minimally heated greenhouse or conservatory may be the best place for them, since they came at the wrong time of year for your climate.

6 Dec, 2010

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