Alstroemeria from seed

Alberto Castillo
Thu, 14 Apr 2005 09:03:38 PDT

"I am growing some ex alstroemeria ligtu hybrid from seed, and would like
>advice on at what stage I should prick out, in view of the high losses
>from trying to divide the brittle roots of adult hybrid plants. At
>present I have ~12 seedlings in a 2 1/2" pot varying from just emerging
>to 2" tall with 3 leaves. They are outside but protected from rain, so
>are not too soft."

Hi Brian:
           Better not to prick out. Sow individually in cells and transplant 
with the whole rootball. Planting in shallow containers Alstroemerias  do 
not develop the fragile "threads" that connect the tuberous roots to the 
rhizome. Hence, a more solid "bulb".

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