noun. any of various South American plants of the genus Alstroemeria valued for their handsome umbels of beautiful flowers.
- Alstroemeria pelegrina
- lily of the Incas
- liliaceous plant
- genus Alstroemeria
Example sentences of the word alstroemeria
1. Noun, singular or mass
Prepare your alstroemeria for winter by shearing off the fading foliage at the crown of the plant in the fall.
2. Noun, plural
Delicate flowers such as alstroemeria, lily of the valley and button mum can be used to help soften the hard edges of lilies.
3. Existential there
Perennial where winters are mild, alstroemeria is a tuberous plant with arching, narrow green leaves.
4. Verb, base form
People develop sensitivity to alstroemeria's allergens over time.
5. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Water alstroemeria regularly so the soil is consistently moist but not soaking wet.