Princess Lily Plant Care And Growing Guide

Princess Lily or princess lily is a perennial herbaceous plant. This flowering plant can grow in locations that possess a temperate climate. It is also possible to plant these flowers indoor in the winter season. These flowers grow in the form of umbels. Each flower contains 6petals  that are 5 cm long. Parrot flowers grow in many colours such as purple, red, white, orange and green colours.


These beautiful flowers were first found in Argentina and Brazil. And are also native to South areas of America.

Also grown In:  Peruvian lilies are also planted in Mexico, Canary island, U.S, Madeira and New Zealand.

Common Names:

Princess lily also has various common names:

  • Lily of the Incas
  • Parrot lily
  • Peruvian Lily
  • Parrot flowers
  • Christmas bells.

Scientific Name: Alstroemeria psittacina is it’s scientific name.

Species: A. psittacina

Family: Alstroemeriaceae is the family of princess lily.

Genus: Alstroemeria

Soil Requirements: These flowers love to grow in good drainage soil. If the soil is water-logged there are risks of oxygen deficiency. Such soil can leads to rotted roots. To make better the drainage of the soil using the best quality organic matter. Compost and manure are ideal organic matters.

Sunlight: Parrot flowers idealize such a location to grow that receives plenty of sunlight in the morning. And in the afternoon it needs partial shades.

Watering: It is beneficial to water these flowers regularly.

Frequently Asked Question:

What are the benefits of Lily of the Incas?

  • These flowers are beautiful and bring positivity to the life of human beings.
  • It is used as a symbol of love, devotion, friendship and strength.
  • These flowers are considered ideal flowers for mutual support.

How often princess lily needs water?

It is very important to provide proper water to these flowers. Specifically in hot climates. Per week these flowers need at least one-inch water.

Which season is perfect to grow  Parrot flowers?

Spring to summer is the best time to grow Parrot flowers.


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