Calla Lily Plants

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  1. Blooms on Calla Lily won't open
  2. I have a calla lily
  3. What's wrong with my calla lily?
  4. Calla Lily Seed Pod
  5. My calla lily flower is filled with green, round pod-like things
  6. outdoor calla lilies have a green mass of round nodules inside
  7. calla lily blooming in clusters
Asked by nascarsuzi on July 6, 2012
Blooms on Calla Lily Won’t Open

When I bought [2] potted calla lilies, they had open yellow blooms. The blooms have since closed and are dark green. Both plants are loaded with blooms, but they are green and will not open and turn yellow. . . HELP. I have moved it around, used Miracle Grow fertilizer, have it in a bottom drainage pot, water it daily, and mulched the container with cedar chips. What am I doing wrong??

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Calla lilies' flowers normally start out green and will gain color as the flower ages. This is normal. As for the buds not opening fully, in addtion to keeping it watered, you can also add some phosphorus, such as bone meal, to the soil.

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Asked by marshy on July 9, 2012
I Have a Calla Lily

I have a calla lily and would like to split it to share! Can I do this now or when it stops flowering? It was my grandmother’s house plant, then when she died over 30 years ago, it was passed onto my parents. They moved up to Aberdeenshire 7 yrs ago and I was given the plant and put it in the garden! It’s just beautiful!
Sorry for going on!!!
kind regards
Coleen

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Simply divide the rhizomes in the spring or fall and replant/repot.

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Asked by mlr on July 12, 2012
What’s Wrong With My Calla Lily?

I planted a calla lily this spring but after a few weeks the flowers turned green. It’s been in this state for 2 months now. What’s my problem?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

There's no need to worry about the green color. On some types this is the normal progression for calla lilies. These flowers do that as they mature and begin producing seeds. You can cut them off or leave them be.

Other possibilities include poor pollination, which can result in green color and too much light can turn the spathes green.

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Asked by Anonymous on July 15, 2012
Calla Lily Seed Pod

Not sure what type of calla lily it is, but it dropped a seed pod. Not sure what to do with it.

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

If you're not saving seeds, you can simply cut it off or leave it. You can also choose to save the seeds by cutting off the dried seedpod and storing the seeds in an airtight container until ready to plant. Of course, seed grown plants will take longer to produce flowers. Here is an article that you may find helpful: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/calla-lily/growing-calla-lilies-and-care-of-calla-lilies.htm

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Asked by dianella143 on July 21, 2012
My Calla Lily Flower Is Filled With Green, Round Pod-Like Things

What are these? Only two or three flowers are full of these pod-like green things. They are round and are in clumps. What is this? Should I be concerned that it is something that could hurt the plant, etc. or something good?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

This is the seed pod. You can simply cut it off or leave it. You can also choose to save the seeds by cutting off the dried seedpod and storing the seeds in an airtight container until ready to plant. Of course, seed grown plants will take much longer to grow and produce flowers. Here is an article that you may find helpful: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/calla-lily/growing-calla-lilies-and-care-of-calla-lilies.htm

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Asked by dianella143 on July 23, 2012
Outdoor Calla Lilies Have a Green Mass of Round Nodules Inside

Why do my outdoor calla lilies have a mass of round connected green nodules filling the flower? This is on one of my plants. . . not any other.

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

This is the seedpod, which should be left to ripen on the plant before collecting for seed propagation or you may cut it off.

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Asked by liese531 on August 2, 2012
Calla Lily Blooming in Clusters

I have potted calla lilies that are blooming in big clusters. One flower has a large bunch in the center of it, which then blooms into multiple flowers. Has anyone seen this before? I have pictures if needed.

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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

This is a condition called a fused blossom or fasciated blossoms. It is kind of like the siamese twins of the plant world. It can be cause by several things - from bacteria to just plain mutation. In most cases, while the flowers look odd, it is not harmful to the plant.

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