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by lori-d on September 11, 2002 06:31 AM
I have calla lilies that I just started this year, I know I have to let them dry and stand dormant for a few months, what I would like to know is, one of them has a seed pod growing on it, what do I do with that? What does this seed pod produce, and do I keep them and start new ones from them? Any help you can give me would be greatly appreciated.
by shamrock on September 12, 2002 05:47 AM
I have been growing calla lilys in pots for two years now. You need to cut off the seed pod or the plant will put all its energy into producing seeds and the bulb will suffer. I usually wait until they turn brown and then cut them off and put the whole pot in my basement. Then in the spring, when the evenings are warm, I bring them up and put them in new pots with new potting soil. This has worked for me.
by Michelle Whitt on March 31, 2004 02:48 AM
This coming from a newbie..And mainly my first question here so please be kind...Anyway, I on my first encounter with planting anything have planted a few Calla Lilies, it said when I planted to put them with the little ?pointed things? (excuse me...nipples) up..Well, on two I put in one pot, I honestly couldn't determine where those things were..So the point is, 2 of the 4 I have planted have started sprouting no problem (and I was so excited..Finally, I am getting something to grow-these were the first flowers I had planted) Anyway, can I go into the dirt and turn the bulbs or anything? Or are they just a lost cause?

I know this sounds like a totally stupid question, but I really don't know and am totally lost here...

Thanks a billion for your assistace on this matter...I am really excited about this new hobby of mine and eager to learn. [thumb]

TTFN [flower]
by Bess of the Piedmont on March 31, 2004 05:03 PM
Naw, just leave them alone. If they've started sprouting they may not like being turned over at this point.

Bulbs don't really mind being upside down that much. They'll just take a bit more time showing up because they'll have to make a U-turn and head upwards again.


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by barbi on March 31, 2004 09:49 PM
[lala] a little secret of mine...when in doubt which side is up...plant on its side..

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"To cultivate a garden and grow flowers from the sod is to go hand and hand with nature and walk very close to God.
Helen Steiner-Rice
by Bess of the Piedmont on April 01, 2004 05:44 PM
[thumb] Brilliant, Barbi! [thumb]

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by Michelle Whitt on April 04, 2004 03:45 AM
Thanks so much for your help! I greatly appreciate it....I just figured since the one pot had already sprouted out so nicely, that the other was a lost cause...It never occurred to me to just give it a bit longer. I have been in the house painting for the last 3 days (on my days off [perplexed] ) and haven't been able to check in since I posted that..And that idea of planting on the side...Why didn't I think of that?? Guess that is why I have you guys...Thanks sooooo much!
by Michelle Whitt on April 08, 2004 05:17 AM
Just wanted to give everyone an update...The second pot of Calla Lilly finally started sprouting :-) Of course the first one is huge now and this one is just over an inch tall...I am just glad that it finally is growing :-) Thanks again for the help...

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