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Q.Calla Lilies

Anonymous added on May 24, 2014 | Answered

I purchased a beautiful healthy 2 foot Calla Lily last week and yesterday I transplanted into a larger pot with fresh potting soil and gave it a feeding of Miracle Grow. I placed the pot in a sunny environment and this afternoon when I went to check my beautiful plant, I found the stocks of leaves and flowers had completely drooped over. Is it possible I have planted it too deep? I haven’t over watered it. Could this be merely due to a change in environment, causing it some stress or potentially too much sun?

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Answered on May 24, 2014

The plant is suffering from transplant shock, or repot stress. Generally, it is better to slowly introduce newly potted plants to sunlight rather than putting them right smack into it. They need time to acclimate to their new environment. I would make sure it has plenty of water and move it to a less sunny location for about a week or so and then slowly introduce it to more sunlight as it strengthens. More often than not, plants will recover on their own. Here is more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/hpgen/repotting-stress-treatment.htm

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