Calla Lily Plants

Calla Lilies

Khill added on July 25, 2016 | Answered

Last summer I received a Calla Lily that was purchased from a grocery store. After it bloomed and the blooms died, I cut the dead flowers off. Since then I've kept it in the pot in a window. This spring it started to sprout new stalks of leaves but all they do is to grow super tall green leaves that fall over. I live in Fort Collins, Colorado so I'm not sure if I can plant them outside. I'd love them to bloom again but not sure if they will being from a grocery store vs. a nursery. Previous owners of our home planted a grocery store hydrangea outdoors, and while the plant comes back every year, it never creates blooms, hence my hesitation to plant the calla lily outside. I would be grateful for any suggestions on what to do with the lily, and the hydrangea for that matter. Thank you.

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Answered on July 26, 2016

Calla Lily can be placed outdoors either in pots or in the ground. If you live in a zone 8 or warmer garden they can stay in the ground year round.
If you live in a colder climate you will need to winter indoors.
The drooping plant can be due to a few reasons; including watering issues or lack of nutrition.
These articles will help you pinpoint the issues and refresh you on the care requirements.

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