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Calla lily care/ seeds

Zone 29445 | Alaina added on June 6, 2019 | Answered

I recently planted these calla lilies back in March- they only bloomed and had green leaves for a little over a month. I’ve experimented with watering them too much too little but I don’t think water is an issue... Now most of them are brown (dead?) and the ones that are doing the best, have seeds on them. I’ve done a little research about re-harvesting them but can someone tell me if they are ready to be cut to reseed and how do I go about doing it? Also is there anything I can do about the brown leaves or will they came back next year? Do I need to pull out the brown dead leaves?? Please help! Thank you!!

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GKH_Susan
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on June 7, 2019

Yes, you can remove the dead foliage to tidy up the plants. Are you fertilizing? Calla lilies need fertilizer monthly or a slow release fertilizer every 2 or 3 months. And yes, you can harvest the seeds to grow, but it may take three years for them to bloom.
Here is information on the care of calla lilies and growing them from seed. Good luck!
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/calla-lily/calla-lily-seed-info.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/calla-lily/growing-calla-lilies-and-care-of-calla-lilies.htm

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