Calla Lily Plants

Calla Lily

Anonymous added on July 16, 2015 | Answered

My calla lily is originally from bulbs, 13 years ago. I have kept it as a houseplant ever since. It has only bloomed once. I understand the light problem. I put it outside in the summer a few times and the foliage got nice. But bugs also found my calla. I haven't put it outside this summer because of microscopic black bugs that suck the juice from leave surfaces. I used soap on leaf surface, no help for leaf. I have tried bug spray for tiny bugs today, on leaf and soil. I did buy new potting soil to rescue calla, but don't know if the bugs are in the roots and would be transferred to new pot. Should I just toss calla? I hate to do it. Thanks for any ideas.

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Answered on July 16, 2015

In addition to repotting in fresh soil, hose down the plant beforehand and then treat it with neem oil to take care of the pests.

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