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Alstroemeria No flowers

My Alstroemeria has been planted for 4 years in a very large tub and every year lots of foliage but no flowers Why ?

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  • lilysillylilysilly Posts: 511

    Four years is a long time without flowers. What variety of alstromeria is it? Do you still have the name label? 

    I've got three pots of alstromeria on my patio. Indian Summer, which l divided this spring into two good sized clumps and Polka. Both are currently flowering beautifully. Have you changed the compost at all, or fed your alstromeria plant each year? In my limited experience of them they are hungry plants and like a good feed, added organic matter and benefit from a long drink a few times a week in summer. Mine are on pot feet for extra drainage and l did add grit when l repotted them in early spring. Are they getting enough sunshine too? My sister in law bought one at the same time as me. Hers l noticed is weak and spindly and hasn't any flower buds forming. She has hers in quite a shady area.

    I hope this helps, if not l expect someone else will come along with the answer for you. You are also very patient waiting four years for a flower. Mine would have been composted by now.?

  • PosyPosy Isle of Wight.Posts: 3,224

    Oh dear, they usually flower like mad. What do you do with them over winter, how much light/sun do they get and what do you feed?

  • shieladshielad Posts: 3

    Cant remember the variety Last year I planted a different one in beside it as it is a whisky barrel cut in half so plenty of room It has buds on it so the conditions must be right

  • PosyPosy Isle of Wight.Posts: 3,224

    From time to time you hear one of the GQT panel suggest that a plant is just duff and not going to perform. If you have a budding plant in exactly the same conditions, this might be the case with yours. However, I would give it until the end of the summer, just in case...

  • shieladshielad Posts: 3

    Thank you Will Keep hoping and if nothing happens will get rid of it this autumn

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