The Q&A Archives: Will calla lilies grow if planted late June?

Question: I would like to plant them but not sure if I will have blooms before summer is over. Also I was given a Spathiphyllum a couple of months ago when my dad past and am wondering why the leaves get dark and start to spread? I cut and it comes back. What am I doing wrong. It says low light. It does not get very much sun at all.

Answer: Calla lilies should be planted now. If you don't get them into the ground, they won't survive the season. There's no guarantee they will bloom for you but they will develop leaves which will help replenish the bulb for blooming next year.

Spathiphyllum, or Peace lily, makes a good houseplant or can be moved outdoors during the summer months. They are shade-loving plants in their native habitats, and in the home they prefer light to moderate shade. Some varieties can withstand more light. During the summer, water and mist frequently. They thrive with higher humidity. In winter, reduce watering, but never allow the soil to dry out.
Temperature: They really prefer moist warmth; avoid cold drafts and temperatures below 55?F if possible. These plants like a rich, loose potting soil containing plenty of organic material. Feed weekly in the summer, or use slow-release pellets at the beginning of the season.

Best wishes with your plant!

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