Calla Lily Plants

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  1. Stalks on Callas Are All Falling Over
  2. Cutting Calla Lily
  3. Calla Lily Plants, Picasso Variety
  4. Calla Lilies
  5. What Do You Do With Calla Lilies After Bloom?
  6. Trouble Growing Calla Lily
  7. Growing Calla Lily
Asked by kalik on July 3, 2011
Stalks on Callas Are All Falling Over

The stalks on my callas are all falling over. What is wrong? My callas have been very hearty for the last 2 years, but now they are all lying on the ground.

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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

This normally happens when they are not getting quite enough light. Is it possible that thei light conditions have changed in the past year or so, perhaps a tree branch that has grown out or a new structure that was put up near it or even a shrub that has grown up and is blocking the light?

The other less likely possibility is that they need nutrients. Fertilize the plants if you have not done so this year.

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Asked by numnnum on July 4, 2011
Cutting Calla Lily

Once my potted Calla Lilies start to die, how should I cut them back to ensure I don’t damage them? Should I put them in a dark place now?

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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

You can cut back the leaves when they turn yellow.

This article (bottom section) will help you with what to do with them:
http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/calla-lily/make-calla-lily-bloom.htm

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Asked by blumab on July 6, 2011
Calla Lily Plants, Picasso Variety

I live in western PA and I purchased two gorgeous Calla Lily plants called Picasso. The interior color of the flower is violet. I planted them outside where they get morning sun. I am getting lots of flowers but they are remaining greenish. They aren’t getting bright white flowers as they had when I bought them. Why are the flowers green? Are they not geting enough sunlight?

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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

They may need more light or it may be that they flowers have not aged enough. Calla flowers normally start off green, or with a green tinge but will lose the green as the flower matures.

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Asked by Anonymous on July 7, 2011
Calla Lilies

I have six calla lily plants in my flower garden that I planted two or more years ago. Only one has bloomed this year, producing one flower and the leaves are very long and tall. The others are small and not producing. If they need more sunlight, can they be transplanted now in the summer, or do I have to wait until the fall? The one that has bloomed produced one flower, the stem is tall, and it has very large leaves. Do you think it has too much nitrogen?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Yes, it could be too much nitrogen. You can counteract this by adding some phosphorus rich fertilizer or bone meal to the soil.

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Asked by mbg on July 7, 2011
What Do You Do With Calla Lilies After Bloom?

My garden has many calla lilies, and I would like to know what to do after they bloom (e. g. , most bulbs’ greenery should not be cut back until brown). Should callas be cut back to ground–and when, etc. Many thanks. mbg

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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

You can cut them back to the ground after the leaves have turned yellow. Until then, they need the leaves to help them store energy for their next blooming cycle.

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Asked by Anonymous on July 11, 2011
Trouble Growing Calla Lily

I am having trouble growing a calla lily. I planted it in my garden about 6 months ago. It has not grown new leaves and the old ones have turned yellow and died off. It does get some sun, but not a lot. I water it twice a week. Any advice?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
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Asked by Anonymous on July 11, 2011
Growing Calla Lily

My lily plants are in the ground (sandy soil). They are very lush and are good specimens, except for the color of the flowers. The color should be purple, but only the inside of the flower is purple. The outside is as green as the stem and doesn’t unfold fully. There aren’t many blooms either. What is the problem? Do moles eat their rhizomes or roots? Please help!

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Calla lilies' flowers normally start out green and will gain color as the flower ages. This is normal. If you have not read it, this article will help as well: http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/calla-lily/make-calla-lily-bloom.htm

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