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Help With Overwintered Calla Lily Please?

I bought a flowering Calla Lily towards the end of last Summer and I thought it would stay that way. But over winter it has lost nearly all its leaves. I did my research to see what I did wrong. It seems that it perhaps it should have been taken out of the pot and stored in the dark place because it is bulb. I did not do that and now I am wondering if it's worth keeping it in the pot instead of throwing it away, because the new growing season has started and there are no new shoots or any signs of regeneration.
Does anyone know what the best thing to do might be? I have included a picture below:

Thanks for reading,
cliff  :)


  • oooftoooft Posts: 191
    Don't throw it away, give it a chance. If it were mine i'd cut it down and lift it out the pot for a good look at it. If it seemed firm and healthy i would just repot it and wait to see what happens.
  • bjazz28bjazz28 Posts: 71
    Thank you OOOft, 
    I really appreciate your help and advice. I think that's a good idea and will do just that. 
  • KeenOnGreenKeenOnGreen Posts: 1,824
    Give it liquid feed once a week starting now and until the flowers have faded.  If you don’t you may get lots of foliage but no flowers.  At the end of autumn you can leave it in the pot in its soil, but store it somewhere cool and dry for Winter (shed or greenhouse).  Do not water the pot during the Winter. 
  • bjazz28bjazz28 Posts: 71
    edited April 2019
    Thank you for your response, it's very helpful. And on that point I need to ask you something just for the sake of clarity if that's ok? I have held back on the watering because of the apparent delay in the new seasons growth and other people saying that you should not over-water bulbs when dormant, especially if they might be in trouble.

    However, OOOft suggested that I unearth the rhizome and check the state of it to make sure of the situation, so I did and I have included a picture of it below:

     I think I can clearly see new protrusions coming from the bulb that look like new shoots.
    if they are KeenOnGreen, should I start watering in the way you suggested or should I leave the semi dry compost alone for another week or two, or even until the new growth appears above soil level? and should I leave the last two remaining dying leaves in place to wither naturally or cut them back as OOOft first suggested?
    I would appreciate any guidance please.

    Thanks for your help
  • bjazz28bjazz28 Posts: 71
    Bump, sorry 😔
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