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The botanical name of Alstroemeria plants is Alstroemeria spp. and the plant is also called Peruvian lilies and lilies of the Incas. The Alstroemeria plants are flowering perennial tuberous plants from the mountain regions of South America that closely resemble lilies but they are not true lilies. The Alstroemeria plants produce beautiful flowers that can last 2 to 3 weeks as cut flowers in a vase. Actually the common characteristics of Alstroemeria plants include their size, growing twenty inches to just over three feet, and their spreading roots that usually colonize an area. To learn how to care for Alstroemeria plants visit is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to