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Questions About Calla Lily Plants

Asked by
Anonymous on
August 13, 2019

Q. Calla Lily and passion flower in same pot

I have potted a passion flower in a pot and it is growing nicely. However a few weeks after I potted it I noticed some different shoots coming up. Turns out there was a calla Lily in there too. My question is how and when do I separate these 2 without damaging either of them please.

Answered by
GKH_Susan on
August 13, 2019
Certified Expert
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I would wait till the calla lily is finished blooming. It looks like it is blooming nicely now so you wouldn't want to disrupt that. However, if the passion vine is getting too crowded, you could probably lift out the vine roots from that side without too much trouble and put them in a new pot. Have the new pot ready before you lift out the passion vine.

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Asked by
tzeller66 on
August 17, 2019
Maineville Ohio

Q. about calla lillies

can you leave them in the ground all winter? live in southern ohio and my parents never dug them up,

Answered by
MichiganDot on
August 17, 2019
A.

The general advice on calla lily is to take the tubers indoors if you are north of zone 8. There are many factors that affect soil temperature within yards, the so-called micro-climates. Bring right next to brick or stone will likely keep soil warmer. So will mulching but only to a limited extent. Calla, unlike tulips, are planted shallowly and will turn to mush if frozen. There are many small spring bulbs, like Siberian squill, that aren't affected by being frozen. However, calla lilies are tropical plants. It is not adapted to cold weather. It is up to you whether you want to take the risk of losing them. I love my calla and get lots of compliments about them. Because they are shallowly planted, they are easy to lift in the fall and store. Here's how: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/calla-lily/calla-lily-winter-care.htm

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Asked by
jlmachado on
August 19, 2019
48463-8408

Q. what to do with Calla lily seeds??

I have several Calla Lily plants. Some of the plants have what looks like seed pods. I have talked to several people who are knowledgeable in the flower field and no one has ever seen what I have. Can any one out there help me as to what I might do with them?? If so I am John Machado and my email is rocjon@aol.com.

Answered by
BushDoctor on
August 19, 2019
Certified Expert
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Yep! Those are the tell-tale seeds of a Calla Lily! That is completely normal when they receive proper care. This just means that they are happy and well cared for.

If you let them mature, you can propagate them!

These articles will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/calla-lily/calla-lily-seed-info.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/calla-lily/growing-calla-lilies-and-care-of-calla-lilies.htm

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Answered by
MichiganDot on
August 19, 2019
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I enjoy calla lily; however, I don't let them go to seed. In other words, most of us cut down the flower stalk when it turns green. It is easy to divide the enlarging tuber. If you want to try growing them from seed, we have an article for you! https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/calla-lily/calla-lily-seed-info.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
September 3, 2019

Q. When and how do I harvest the seed pods from my calla lilies? Almost all of my blooms have them.

Do the green seed pods change color? How will I know when they’re ready to be harvested? How do I store them? I haven’t grown them before so I’m a total rookie!

Answered by
GKH_Susan on
September 3, 2019
Certified Expert
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Do not harvest the seed pods till they are completely dry. Store them in an airtight jar in a cool location for three months to satisfy the dormancy period. Seeds collected in fall can be planted in spring.

Here is how to grow them:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/calla-lily/calla-lily-seed-info.htm

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Asked by
segross2 on
September 14, 2019
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Q. I have let my calla lily go dormant for the winter.

I would like to know if I can just leave it in the pot I got it in as a gift, or do I have to repot it while dormant? Any help would be appreciated.

Answered by
BushDoctor on
September 16, 2019
Certified Expert
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This article will help you with the proper winter care of these plants: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/calla-lily/calla-lily-winter-care.htm

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Asked by
ebowen44 on
September 14, 2019
new hyde park, N.Y

Q. When is it a good time to repot a calla Lily?

I have my Calla lily for two years. It did not bloom this season, I think it needs to be repotted, when is it a good time to do this?

Answered by
BushDoctor on
September 16, 2019
Certified Expert
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The best time to do this is during dormancy, which it needs every year to bloom. This article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/calla-lily/make-calla-lily-bloom.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
September 25, 2019

Q. Calla white lily double head

I have a white lily plant which i think is a calla lily it has a double head on one stem. Is this unusual?

Answered by
MichiganDot on
September 26, 2019
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I have been growing calla outdoors for years. This year for the first time, I had one bloom that was "double" or partially fused. I've seen other plants produce mutations that were one-off abnormalities. It serves as a reminder of just how complex plants are. A genetic miss-step at any point from seedling to flower is possible. It might be stressful conditions, a pest, virus or, as I call it, serendipity. The following article discusses fasciation in plants: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/fasciation-in-flowers.htm

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