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Variegated Parrot Feather

Alstroemeria psittacina 'Variegata'

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Variegated Parrot Feather (Alstroemeria psittacina 'Variegata') at Kushner's Garden & Patio

Variegated Parrot Feather foliage

Variegated Parrot Feather foliage

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Height:  24 inches

Spacing:  18 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Other Names:  Royal Star Alstroemeria


This beautiful and intriguing variety presents stunning hot pink, red, white, and burgundy streaked blooms that are breathtaking; blooms last well as cut flowers

Features & Attributes

Variegated Parrot Feather features showy bracted hot pink trumpet-shaped flowers with white overtones, burgundy throats and burgundy stripes at the ends of the stems from mid spring to mid summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its attractive crinkled pointy leaves remain light green in color with showy creamy white variegation and tinges of white throughout the year.

This is an herbaceous houseplant with a rigidly upright and towering form. This plant usually looks its best without pruning, although it will tolerate pruning.

Planting & Growing

When grown indoors, Variegated Parrot Feather can be expected to grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 5 years. This houseplant will do well in a location that gets either direct or indirect sunlight, although it will usually require a more brightly-lit environment than what artificial indoor lighting alone can provide. It does best in average to evenly moist soil, but will not tolerate standing water. The surface of the soil shouldn't be allowed to dry out completely, and so you should expect to water this plant once and possibly even twice each week. Be aware that your particular watering schedule may vary depending on its location in the room, the pot size, plant size and other conditions; if in doubt, ask one of our experts in the store for advice. It is not particular as to soil type or pH; an average potting soil should work just fine.

There are many factors that will affect the ultimate height, spread and overall performance of a plant when grown indoors; among them, the size of the pot it's growing in, the amount of light it receives, watering frequency, the pruning regimen and repotting schedule. Use the information described here as a guideline only; individual performance can and will vary. Please contact the store to speak with one of our experts if you are interested in further details concerning recommendations on pot size, watering, pruning, repotting, etc.


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