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Zone DN17 3SF | Shirley Wynne added on June 2, 2018 | Answered

I have a lovely luxuriant alstromeria plant in a large pot but it won\\\'t flower.help please

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on June 2, 2018

Keep the soil moist, as Alstroemeria produces the most blooms with moist soil and may become dormant if the soil becomes too dry. Don't allow the soil to remain soggy, as excessively wet soil causes rot and fungal disease. Water the plant lightly during periods of dry winter weather.

Feed the plant in spring, using a general-purpose, time-release fertilizer. Apply the fertilizer at the rate recommended on the container and water the plant deeply to distribute the fertilizer. Repeat in midsummer and early autumn.
Keep the soil moist, as Alstroemeria produces the most blooms with moist soil and may become dormant if the soil becomes too dry. Don't allow the soil to remain soggy, as excessively wet soil causes rot and fungal disease. Water the plant lightly during periods of dry winter weather.
Divide Alstroemeria during spring, summer or fall if an older plant begins to appear woody, overcrowded, or nonproductive. Dig up a clump and pull the tuberous roots into smaller sections, each with at least four or five healthy roots. Plant the smaller sections in well-drained soil and full or partial sunlight.

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