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Q.Droopy Calla Lilies

Anonymous added on January 21, 2014 | Answered

I have my calla lilies in a container that were doing great, but all of a sudden they started getting droopy. I thought maybe they got root rot, so I cut them back today, but was wondering what causes that. I water them once a week or week and a half, so I don’t know what is the problem. I thought maybe I should get them out of the container and change the potting soil. What do you think?

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Answered on January 21, 2014

Root rot is caused by too much water. These plants should be kept somewhat moist, but not overly wet. You can check for moisture by inserting your finger into the soil. If it feels quite wet, then this is likely your problem. You can also check the roots by removing the plants from the pot (this will also let you see how wet it is). Should root rot be the issue, then this article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/disease/treating-root-rot-gardening-tips-for-housplants.htm

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