I was not sure where to put this as Alstroemerias are warm temperate rather than tropical and they're not lilies either so...I've just been having a row with Gardenweb about their chaotic classification system.....
Anyway: my question. Is there anyone there who is successfully growing Alstroemerias in a a very warm climate? I was sent some seed from a gardening friend who assumed that all of S America was similar and of course I want to grow it. I've germinated the seed successfully.
I read that they will not flower if the soil temperature is above 22C,72F. I've thought of some ruses to prevent this happening - it's just possible where we live - but would just like to know of other people's experiences. I have seen Alstroemeria caryophyllacea growing wild in some mountainous areas of Rio de Janeiro state.