Yellowing Calla Lilies - Knowledgebase Question

Aptos, CA
Question by audspal
October 10, 2002
My colored calla lilies were doing great (freshly planted about 4 months ago) and now they are turning yellow and dying one by one. What's wrong?

Answer from NGA
October 10, 2002


Zantedeschia, or Calla Lilies, go through a dormancy period so the yellowing foliage is natural for your plants at this time of year. Eventually the leaves will die down to soil level and the rhizomes will rest. There's no need to water during this resting period. In the spring you'll see new foliage. As soon as the new leaves emerge, resume your regular watering schedule. Your callas will burst into spectacular bloom again next season.

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