yellow leaves on my cala lily

annbanJune 8, 2009

i recently planted my first purple cala lily. i have been watering and applying mircle grow religously. however, the leaves have been turning yellow and when i pulled them out the bottoms of the root smell of rot. please advise i don't want to loose this prize asset to my garden!

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dottie_in_charlotte(z7-8 NC)

Probably too much water and fertilizer. Did you plant it as a bulb or was it purchased already potted and sprouted?
Wonder if lifting it.cutting off the rotted part and repotting in good new potting soil would help it recover.
Check GardenWeb for a bulb forum and see what they suggest.

    Bookmark   June 9, 2009 at 5:36PM
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i bought it as a plant with blooms. thanks for your help. i will try your recommendations. i believe you are right with the over watering and fertilizing.

    Bookmark   June 9, 2009 at 9:57PM
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