Should Calla Lily leave die naturally over the bulbs..

seeobrien(7 B)October 25, 2008

Do I cut down the current leaves on my calla lily plants or let them die naturally and leave them alone? The plants are in the ground and I never dig the bulbs up and bring them inside during the winter. I was thinking the green leaves on top now could die naturally and serve as a mulch/fertilizer for the bulbs below. What do you think? Carrie in Charlotte NC

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

It doesn't matter. If you leave them on while they are green they will feed the bulb, but they don't look so good as the weather cools so many gardeners cut them back.

    Bookmark   October 29, 2008 at 11:14PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
honeybunny442(z6 TN)

The longer you leave the leaves on, the more they feed the bulbs. If you want to cut them back, wait until the leaves turn very yellow.

    Bookmark   November 4, 2008 at 11:35PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
A. Konjac - what should I expect
Here is a picture of my A. Konjac that I purchased...
Amorphophallus galbra
Rob, There's a maximum of 150 posts on a thread and...
Amorphophallus titanum leaf cutting
I've had good success with this process (100% for 4...
Alocasia seems healthy, but is not growing in size?
I have two Alocasias in pots in my living room. I have...
New Amorphophallus seedlings for 2015
I just planted a batch of a titanum seedlings about...
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™