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Q.Callalily Turning Yellow

Zone 45241 | Kristen Thiel added on August 22, 2020 | Answered

My calla lily stopped blooming several months ago, and since then has always had a few leaves that turn yellow, and then die. I’ve been researching and it seems that the plant is supposed to go dormant. Is that happening already? Or is it typical for this plant to lose leaves quickly? I’ve never had a house plant that is expected to have a dormancy period, so I’m not exactly sure what to do here. Thanks!

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Answered on August 24, 2020

They have the ability to go dormant, but do not require it to be healthy. As long as the correct conditions are provided, they can grow quite well indoors.

With that being said, it would appear to be an overwatering issue. The soil does need to dry out just a bit between waterings. Usually, you want to aim for a complete dry out down to about an inch or two.

This article will help you to care for them in container:


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