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Q.Soil Type For Container Garden Of Peacock Gladiolas And Calla Lillies

Zone 55806 | Anonymous added on April 24, 2022 | Answered

I planted my calla lilies and peacock glads last year and the plants were big and luscious but no flowers. What type of potting soil do I need?

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Answered on April 25, 2022

Since you had that issue last year, I would go with a commercial mix that does not have fertilizer in it. All the big box brands have fertilizer in them, so you may have to go to a plant nursery to get a bag. Then you can control the amount of fertilizer, especially nitrogen, your plants are receiving. Here is how to take care of them:



On the peacock orchid, if you grow them as annuals, you don't need fertilizer. If they overwinter or you bring them inside over winter, the next spring add some 5-10-10 slow release fertilizer as a side dressing.


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