Thursday, October 11, 2012

ARLENE’S TIPS ON OVER-WINTERING CALLA LILIES

ARLENE’S TIPS ON OVER-WINTERING CALLA LILIES

1. CALLA LILIES ARE NOT LILIUM SUCH AS THE ASIATIC LILIES, THEY ARE ZANTEDESCHIA.

2. THEY WILL NOT SURVIVE IN THE GROUND.  THEY MUST BE TAKEN INSIDE OVER THE WINTER.

3. FOR THE COLOURED CALLAS, DIG THEM UP WHEN THE FOLIAGE IS STARTING TO YELLOW.

4. LET THEM DRY FOR A FEW DAYS, REMOVE THE FOLIAGE AND PULL OFF THE DRY ROOTS.

5. STORE THEM IN A CARDBOARD BOX IN A COOL SPOT, AROUND 50 DEGREES.

6. THEY DON’T HAVE TO BE STORED IN SOIL OR PEAT MOSS.  THEY ENJOY A GOOD AIR FLOW TO KEEP THEM DRY.

7. THE WHITE CALLAS - DIG THEM UP, RE-POT THEM AND SPRAY THEM WITH AN INSECTICIDE.

8. GROW THEM ON INDOORS, KEEPING THEM ON THE DRY SIDE.

9. THEY MAY SURPRISE YOU WITH FLOWERS IN FEBRUARY.

10. PLANT THEM OUTSIDE AGAIN THE BEGINNING OF JUNE AFTER THE CHANCE OF FROST.
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