The Q&A Archives: Reasons for Drooping Yellowing Calla

Question: The leaves on my calla lillies have turned yellow, and one of the blooms is drooping. Am I watering too much? They are planted in pots outside, getting the afternoon sun. I was told that calla lillies grow very well in the CA sunshine. Thanks much for your help. I don't want to lose my lillies! Smiling Marnie

Answer: Regen San Jose, CA A.It could be too much water is causes your calla lily leaves to yellow and die. This is especially true if the soil is poorly drained. Try cutting back on watering, cultivating the soil a bit to "dry it out" and removing theyellowing leaves. I assume you used a soilless potting mix on your callas. If not, you should consider repotting them with this lighter mix. If it appears the soil isn't too wet and you are using soilless mix, then the other possibility is lack ofnitrogen. Try giving the plant a light does of a complete fertilizer such as Miracle Gro. Nitrogen helps keep leaves green. You might also consider moving them where they only get morning sun, which is less harsh on plants.

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