wilting - Knowledgebase Question

Hicksville, Ne
Question by oohlala418
March 19, 2010
I just replanted a calia lilly and I had to cut the roots it was root bound I changed the soil and put it in a new and bigger pot and now it is wilting How much water does it need? and does it need sun
thank you

Answer from NGA
March 19, 2010


I'm sure your calla lily is wilting because you pruned the roots and replanted it. But I'm reasonably sure it will recover in time so don't be too concerned. Zantedeschia (Calla Lily) will grow in full sunshine if you keep the soil moist (but not soggy wet). At this point, though, shade it from afternoon sunshine until it recovers from transplanting. You can simply drive a couple of stakes into the ground and drape some fabric over the stakes to provide temporary shade. In a week or two it should be perking up and ready for full sun.

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