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Questions About Container Calla Lily Plants

Asked by
Anonymous on
November 26, 2010

Q. White Calla Lilies Did Not Bloom

I planted giant mail order white Calla lilies in containers outdoors this spring. Got great looking foliage but no blooms. Fertilized monthly and kept moist but no lilies. Plants look great and are still growing in an enclosed but unheated patio. I’m about to let them go dormant but how can I ensure blooms next year?

Answered by
Heather on
November 27, 2010
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You may have given them too much fertilizer. Fertilizer with too much nitrogen will cause this to happen. 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
March 14, 2011

Q. Calla Lily

How long will it take my calla lily to bloom inside? I just repotted the bulb from last year.

Answered by
Nikki on
March 15, 2011
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Asked by
Anonymous on
March 22, 2011

Q. Calla Lily Question

Approximately how long does it take the rhizomes to come up after they are planted? Every article I have read gives instructions on what to do when the leaves appear, but I have no idea how long it takes for the leaves to appear. The oriental lilies I planted at the same time are beginning to come up. They are in pots in the greenhouse. The temperature varies from about 58 degrees at night to 80 degrees during the day. They were planted March 10.

Answered by
Nikki on
March 23, 2011
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Quality rhizomes, which are ready to sprout, usually take 3-6 weeks. Varieties with larger blooms take longer. Make sure you obtain rhizomes from reliable source. Temperature is normally a factor, with estimated time based on 70 degrees F night temperature and 85 degrees F day temperature.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
April 10, 2011

Q. Overwintering in Pots

I planted some calla lilies in a pot for the summer. To overwinter them, I placed the pot in my greenhouse on a bottom shelf and did not water. The greenhouse is heated but it will still drop down around the freezing mark (I’m in Zone 5). I checked on them yesterday and the bulbs have all rotted. What is the best way to overwinter them in pots? Do I still need to lift the bulbs?

Answered by
Nikki on
April 10, 2011
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Asked by
aggie on
April 10, 2011

Q. Calla Lily – Color of Blooms

When I purchased my potted calla lily, it had pastel color blooms. Now it has dark red blooms. How can I change the color back to the pastel hue? What kind of fertilizer should I use?

Answered by
Heather on
April 10, 2011
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Some calla lilies blossoms darken (and also some lighten) as they age. There is no way to get back the pastel color other than wait for the flowers to bloom again next year, when it will go through the same process.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
April 12, 2011

Q. Calla Lily Flowers

I received a Calla Lily plant (Zantedescia species) as an Easter gift. I’ve kept it indoors as a house plant. Almost immediately two of the plant’s smallest leaves turned yellow. So after watering it thoroughly and immediately draining off excess water, I cut off the yellow leaves. Now two of the bright yellow flowers are wilted with yellowing stems that have turned downward. Should the older flowers that are dying back be cut off either at or close the the soil level in its pot?

Also, I can put the plant outside in the ground around May to avoid frost. Perhaps it does not like the sunny window with full afternoon sun in our house right now.

Asked by
Anonymous on
April 19, 2011

Q. Calla Lily Rebloom

I received a pot of calla lilies last year. In the fall, I took the rhizomes out and stored them in vermiculite or something like that in a container over the winter. In March, I took them out and planted them in pots. They are now about 2′ tall, but I see no blooms yet. Am I just too early, or what is the problem?

Answered by
Nikki on
April 20, 2011
Certified Expert
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It is still a little early, but sometimes they can be tricky to get to rebloom. This article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/calla-lily/make-calla-lily-bloom.htm

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