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I'm a little confused.I've received 5 Alstroemeria from J Parkers which look like Hairy catterpillars and i've been fed so many different stories about what to do with them.Firstly someone said Acid soil,Someonesays,Lie them flat a couple of inches below the surface,Others say plant upright in normal soil,Anyone have idea what to do with them?


  • I have planted mine in a large pot normal soil---planted up right ,take time to find which way is up. I am suprised that J Parkers didnt enclose infomation, you could phone or email them.
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 32,473

    I grew mine from seed.but I thought I'd bump you up a bit.

  • It sounds like a Trial and Error job then.Thanks anyway.

  • Matty2Matty2 Posts: 4,817

    I held up the octopussy type roots, worked out y shape which way up and just put them in a large pot to suit the size and length.

    That was a couple of years ago, Put them in garden when growing and last year was rewarded very nicely

    I'm sure some will argue no but mine had no special treatment

  • Cheers Matty2,I'll try that.

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