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  • Answered by
    Nikki on
    June 26, 2012
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    The plant may be suffering from transplant shock since it's newly planted. It will need time to acclimate to the new environment. I would make sure it has plenty of water and even a dose of fertilizer (at half strength). More often than not, plants will recover from this on their own.

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    liss on
    June 26, 2012
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    Thaks so much!! Really appreciate your response.. have been watering it and I just noticed it is getting some buds on it.. Hopefully, it will be fine. again..Thank you!!

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    Nikki on
    August 13, 2012
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    Heather on
    June 7, 2015
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    I think you meant Alstroemeria. It will grow in zone 6-10. Some parts of Michigan are zone 6 while others are 5 or 4. It depends on where you are in Michigan.

    This article has more information:
    http://www.bhg.com/gardening/plant-dictionary/perennial/alstroemeria/

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  • Answered by
    BushDoctor on
    March 23, 2018
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    Do you fertilize these at least once per year? If not, I recommend doing so. It sounds like there is a lack of potassium and phosphorus in the soil.

    Here is an article for more information on this plant: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/peruvian-lily/growing-peruvian-lilies.htm

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  • Answered by
    Downtoearthdigs on
    June 2, 2018
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    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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  • Answered by
    BushDoctor on
    October 15, 2019
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    Hm... I'm not quite sure which plant you are referring to, exactly. Did you mean Alstroemeria?

    If so, then this article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/peruvian-lily/growing-peruvian-lilies.htm

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  • Answered by
    BushDoctor on
    August 5, 2020
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    This is a Perennial, but they will succumb to overwatering quite easily. This is likely the case, here.

    If they do not come back, then they will require a fresh planting.

    This article will help you with their care:

    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/peruvian-lily/growing-peruvian-lilies.htm

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