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Alstroemeria in Pots

This year I am thinking of growing a couple of Alstroemeria (Inca varieties) in pots but was wondering about the size of pot needed. Does 12 inches sound about right?


  • PosyPosy Posts: 3,601

    I grow some in pots. I find that they reproduce from the roots - or tubers - whatever they are, very quickly, so give them plenty of room. I have divided mine a couple of times without problems but when I tried some in the soil the slugs had them in about five minutes.

  • Posy,

    Thank you very much for that advice. I was just wondering what size pots you use?

  • PerkiPerki Posts: 2,366

    I would say it depends on the size of your plant now NS1947, putting a small plant in a large pot they usually slow to grow and sit in wet compost for long periods. I pot it up until 1.5 litre / 2 litre then into your 12 inch pot. 

    They don't take long to grow the tuber, I tried them in the garden like Posy and the slugs gobbled mine up to. 

    Last edited: 24 February 2018 13:14:31

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