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Old 06-19-2007, 04:55 AM
 
Location: a nation with hope
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I received a calla lilly as a gift and planted it in a container (the tag said they do well as container plants).

Initially I might have overwatered it, but I let it dry out and thought it would be OK. There is good drainage. However, its stems turn mushy at the base and fall off. It's such a lovely flower, a deep crimson/pink color and I hate to see it die on me. There is new growth on it, though. I can seeit pushing out of the ground.

My thumb has yet to turn green, so I need some help with this.

Is it disease, insects or ....? It's getting direct sun from about 1:00 pm on. Too hot, maybe?

We have an established calla lilly in another flower bed (was there when we bought this house) that gets sun all day. That one is doing great.

Last edited by southward bound; 06-19-2007 at 04:56 AM.. Reason: sp
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Old 06-19-2007, 05:26 AM
 
Location: a primitive state
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Don't do anything drastic. Water it only when it is nearly dry. You will know when the pot feels light. Don't let it stay dry. Don't allow water to sit in the dish below the pot. That's guarantee for getting root rot.

Take it out of direct sunlight and move it to filtered light like under a tall tree or where it only gets morning light. Let it recover for a week or so, then give it a dose of liquid fertilizer like Peter's or Miracle Grow.

Good luck.
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Old 06-19-2007, 12:10 PM
 
Location: a nation with hope
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Don't do anything drastic. Water it only when it is nearly dry. You will know when the pot feels light. Don't let it stay dry. Don't allow water to sit in the dish below the pot. That's guarantee for getting root rot.

Take it out of direct sunlight and move it to filtered light like under a tall tree or where it only gets morning light. Let it recover for a week or so, then give it a dose of liquid fertilizer like Peter's or Miracle Grow.

Good luck.
Thank you, ellie. I'll move it right now!
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Old 06-28-2007, 03:22 PM
 
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Don't do anything drastic. Water it only when it is nearly dry. You will know when the pot feels light. Don't let it stay dry. Don't allow water to sit in the dish below the pot. That's guarantee for getting root rot.

Take it out of direct sunlight and move it to filtered light like under a tall tree or where it only gets morning light. Let it recover for a week or so, then give it a dose of liquid fertilizer like Peter's or Miracle Grow.

Good luck.
Ellie - I'm following your directions and it seems to be recovering, and doing pretty well. Thank you!
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