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Care of My Calla Lily

Zone 08 | Maw added on May 5, 2012 | Answered

We have a purple throated calla lily, which was magnificent and planted it in our solarium in the soil. Since planting, the purple is fading. The plant stays mostly in shade but gets a little sun, in the early morning. I see a leaf is browning also. What am I doing wrong?

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Heather
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Answered on May 12, 2012

It sounds like it may have a bit of transplant shock. The purple fading is the flower itself dying, which is common for plants in shock. They tend to jettison the flowers first in an effort to conserve energy. The leaves are then affected next.

Increase water and give it a a little bit of sugar. Mostly it just needs time and may lose its flowers regardless of what you do. This article may also help:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/learn-how-to-avoid-and-repair-transplant-shock-in-plants.htm

You may also be interested in this article on how to get callas to rebloom:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/calla-lily/make-calla-lily-bloom.htm

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