ALSTROEMERIA psittacina 'Mona Lisa'

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ALSTROEMERIA psittacina 'Mona Lisa'

Lily of the Incas, Peruvian Lily
Select Item No. AA275

Quantitative Restriction

One Portion is usually sufficient for approx. 50 plants.
Please switch to gram for larger quantities.

Plant Description

Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Alstroemeriaceae
Origin: South America
Special Features: A type, which comes true from seed. It was used for decades by the King, and later the Queen, of Denmark. Flowers bigger than the species, more numerous and the red color is brighter. Good cut-flower. A light mulch of pine boughs is recommended in winter. Full sun in cool summer climates to semi-shade elsewhere.
Historical: Arne Jensen, a Danish nurseryman, received a plant from the Royal gardener who eventually shared a plant with Klaus Jelitto. Recognizing that the plant came true from seed, Klaus decided it was deserving of a cultivar name. Thus, it became known as 'Mona Lisa', named in honor of Jensen's wife, Mona Lisa, who was not the subject of Leonardo Da Vinci's painting! Introduced by JELITTO PERENNIAL SEEDS 1993.
Basic Colour: (red / scarlet / purple)
Flower Colour: dark red, greenish tithe inner segments lined light reddish-brown
Natural Flowering Period: July - October
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z7 - Z10
Foliage: lily-like
Growth Habit: erect
Height with Flowers: 90 cm
Spacing between Plants: 45 cm
Soil Requirements: acidic / average / humus rich, fertile
Usage: suitable for cutting
Grams per 1000 seeds: 10.52632 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
40 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 2 - 3 per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): 72 / 128
Sowing Direction:

(8) These perennial seeds germinate very irregularly over a long period. Lower temperatures of less than +5°C [41°F] are very effective. Seed trays should not be discarded prematurely. Constant moisture must be maintained. Do not leave in direct sunlight. For Alstroemeria we recommend to keep sowing for 3 weeks at approximately +30°C [86°F], then 3 weeks at +5°C [41°F], then at +21°C [70°F].

Best Sowing Date
(northern Hemisphere, Field condition):
Sowing Time Hint: Requires warm temps followed by cold
Sowing to Germination: 4 - 8 weeks
Germination to Transplant: 4 - 6 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 6 - 10 weeks
Cutting back at Transplanting: Not Necessary.
Container Size(s): 1-2 plugs per 11/12 cm (4 1/2")
Vernalization: A prudent recommendation would be to provide 6-12 weeks at an average daily temperature of 40°F (5°C). Exposure to cold may not be necessary for flowering but might improve quality.
Forcing: Provide 16 hours of continuous lighting. During the short days of winter, provide a night interruption lighting of 4 hours between 10:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. 6-8 weeks to flower.
Fertilizer: Medium (150-200 ppm)
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