Calla Lily Plants

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Asked by Anonymous on May 14, 2011
Calla Lilies

Just this month I purchased 5 calla lilies in the patio pots for my patio. Due to our cold temps, I have been keeping them indoors and only put them out during warm day hours. My problem is 3 out of the 5 now have developed a problem of leaves and flowers tipping over; and when I touch them, they come out as rotten. The bottoms seem to be rotting out and are slowing spreading and dying. In one I poked my finger down in dirt and there was a mass of jelly-like substance. Do they all have something in the dirt from the company that is killing them? What can I do, as they are too expensive to lose.

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

It may be a soft rot caused by a bacteria (Erwinia carotovora), a major disease of calla lilies. Lack of calcium in the soil makes the plant more suseptible to the disease. Once the disease is present in the plant, it must be destroyed to keep the bacteria from spreading.

As for the care of calla lily, here is an article that you may find helpful: http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/calla-lily/growing-calla-lilies-and-care-of-calla-lilies.htm

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Asked by Anonymous on May 15, 2011
Calla Lily Houseplant

I got a calla lily plant about 3 weeks ago. It looks like the flowers are beginning to die off. I know they need a ‘dormant’ period. My question is: Is there a certain time of the year they should be dormant? With this being summer, it is concerning me.

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

They normally go into dormancy in the winter, but ones that are in containers can be forced into dormancy anytime. They may need more water and light to avoid going into dormancy, or you can just let them go and then enjoy another round of blooms indoors later in the year. This article will help:
http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/calla-lily/make-calla-lily-bloom.htm

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Asked by delgrif on May 16, 2011
Transplant Calla Lily

Where can I transplant a calla lily plant in my garden?

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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

They like full sun to partial shade and like rich loose soil. This article may help you:
http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/calla-lily/growing-calla-lilies-and-care-of-calla-lilies.htm

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Asked by pinklady on May 22, 2011
Potted Calla Lily

I bought a calla lily in a pot a week ago, and the leaves have all turned yellow.

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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

There are many reasons this can happen. This article will help you pinpoint what is causing it with your plant:
http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/plant-leaves-turn-yellow.htm

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Asked by dnewcamp57 on May 22, 2011
Green Calla Lilies

My calla lilies bloom green, no color in the flowers. What am I doing wrong? When I bought them they had color.   Then as the summer went on they came up green and stayed that way.

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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Nothing wrong. Calla lily flowers often start out green and develop their color as they grow. The color should appear shortly.

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Asked by crowsnest on May 23, 2011
Calla Lilies in a Container

Instead of digging up and storing the roots, can I just bring in the potted plant and store it in a dark place while I’m gone during the winter months? I’m usually gone for 6 months, so should I begin watering it and set it outside when I return?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Yes, you can. Once warmer weather returns, you can set the pot back outside and resume regular watering and fertilizing.

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Asked by Ksuffda on June 2, 2011
Why Are My Calla Lilies Drooping?

When I just planted them this summer, they had two flowers. Now I have several flowers, but all of the new ones are drooping. They look so sad and it’s making me very sad!

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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

It may need more water. They are water hungry plants. Increase watering. If they are in containers, you may want to water several times a day.

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