The Alstroemeria stands out because of its unusual shape and rectangular leaves that twist along the long stem. At the end of the stem, the plant forms several flower stalks, which grow brightly coloured flowers with interesting markings.
Alstroemeria originates from the cool mountainous regions of the Andes in Brazil, Peru and Chile. The flower is named after Clas Alstroemer. He was a Swedish lawyer and pupil of Linnaeus, the founder of the binary nomenclature on which the current naming of flowers and plants is based. Alstroemer collected many plants for Linnaeus in Europe, and in return Linnaeus named a plant after him. The flower was given the name Alstroemeria Aurantiaca.
The Alstroemeria has the symbolic meaning of friendship and dedication, which can be used as an extra sales argument.