Calla Lily Tuber Cultivation Guide

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Calla Lily Tuber Cultivation Guide

• Unpack the tuber and let it sit in a dry, frost free, well ventilated area for a few days. This allows it to dry and harden prior to planting.

• The tuber will have developing shoots or growth tips on its top and is round on the bottom.

• Plant tuber 2” deep with the developing shoots pointing upward using a good quality, free draining multi-purpose compost. One tuber to an 11/2 litre pot is adequate at this stage. Two or more tubers may be planted in a larger pot. Water in to settle tuber.

• Place pot in a warm, bright place. A windowsill, conservatory or heated greenhouse is ideal. The tuber must be kept frost free.

• Keep the compost barley moist until growth begins, then keep the compost moist, but not waterlogged.

• Your calla may be planted outside once the danger of frost has passed.

• They can be grown in garden borders or larger pots on the patio. A damp place in full sun is ideal. Mulching around the plant will help conserve moisture.

• Water frequently and fertilize weekly, tomato food or miracle grow is ideal.

• After flowering, continue caring for the plant in regards to water and fertilizer. This will encourage the tuber to build up energy for next years flowers.

• When the foliage begins to die down and shortly before the first frosts are expected, move the plant to a dry, frost free place and store over winter. Replant the following spring.

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