Overwintering calla lily

katsmah(Z 6B NJ)November 17, 2013

This was my first year of trying to grow calla lilies. We had our first frost the other night, so yesterday I dug up the rhizomes to overwinter. They had been in planters. I was shocked at the size of the roots. I have the plants drying so I can clean off the soil. Do I keep the large root ball, or should I cut it mostly off to store them?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

I don't know why nobody had anything to say to this. What did you decide?

    Bookmark   January 17, 2014 at 9:00AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
weirdflowers(5)

I grew some outside a while back and dug them up in winter. I brushed off as much dirt as I could, but kept the entire dirty mass in a plastic bag on a closet shelf all winter with no problems. That may not be the ideal storage method but it worked for me. When I bought them, they were stored dry and rootless in a little ventilated baggie, so I would guess that either way is likely to be fine.

    Bookmark   January 20, 2014 at 11:58AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Aglaonema
Anyone know the name of this Aglaonema hybrid? Only...
russ_fla
Amorphophallus titanum leaf cutting
I've had good success with this process (100% for 4...
johnsonm08
Alocasia 'Malaysian Monster'
Anyone know anything about this one? I see it listed...
coolplantsguy
New Amorphophallus seedlings for 2015
I just planted a batch of a titanum seedlings about...
stevelau1911
Best place to buy?
I'm looking for Thai Giant, Borneo Giant, Jack's Giant,...
msbatt
Sponsored Products
Rectangle Lechuza Trio Cottage 30 Self-Watering Resin Planter - 15000
$219.99 | Hayneedle
Rectangle Lechuza Balconera Cottage Self-Watering Resin Planter with Optional Br
$49.99 | Hayneedle
Rectangle Lechuza Balconera Cottage Self-Watering Resin Planter - 15602
$49.99 | Hayneedle
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™