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Cala lily advice

I have these two pots of cala lilies given to me by my grandad last year. I am concerned they may need splitting and repotting as seem a lot in one pot but I'm so nervous to ruin them. Grandad past away in Jan to Covid so these really really mean a lot to me and I'd hate to kill them! 
Any advice gratefully recieved 
Thanks 
Claire 

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  • coccinellacoccinella Luxembourg Posts: 502
    Hi Claire. I have, last autumn, split my calla lilies. From one pot I now have 4, but only one is coming out, the other 3 pots have still to give signs of life. It has been extremely cold so maybe the bulbs died out. Or I have to wait another year for them to come back.
    Given the personal value to you I would leave them where they are for the moment. Give them plenty of water and feed them about every two or three weeks. I would probably mulch them as well. I will let you know if things change :) 
    When down go out and buy a packet of seeds
  • amancalledgeorgeamancalledgeorge South LondonPosts: 2,307
    They do look like cannas to me though...keep them well watered in a nice sunny location and fed and you can split them at the end of the season. They're pretty tough plants as long as they don't get exposed to frost. 
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  • They do look like cannas to me though...keep them well watered in a nice sunny location and fed and you can split them at the end of the season. They're pretty tough plants as long as they don't get exposed to frost. 
    Ha ha sorry yes canna not cala 🤦‍♀️ flippin eck that's a great start isn't it! 🤣
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