How do you fertilize calla lilies?


Calla lilies are typically grown in pots and should be fertilized to maintain healthy roots and encourage blooms. Fertilize in the spring and fall with a 10-10-10 fertilizer, discontinuing when blooms appear.

  1. Fertilize when planting

    Upon initial planting, fertilize the calla lily by inserting slow-release fertilizer spikes near the roots. This is more effective at distributing the fertilizer than inserting the spikes from the top of the soil.

  2. Fertilize in the spring

    Fertilize in the spring when the lilies break through the soil to the surface. Push the sticks as deeply into the soil as possible, spreading them out around the pot. The spikes may be placed on top of the soil. Water thoroughly so that the nutrients have an opportunity to disperse through the soil. The spikes should be removed if the foliage begins to show burned edges.

  3. Fertilize in the fall

    The calla lily responds well to fertilizer in the fall. Check the soil pH. If the pH level falls below 6 to 7, add lime to raise the level. Make sure that salts do not build up around the sticks due to improper watering. If necessary, repot the calla lily or remove the bulbs to begin again in the spring.

Q&A Related to "How do you fertilize calla lilies?"
1. Plant callas in the spring when temperatures are reliably above 55 degrees Fahrenheit and all danger of frost has passed. Callas will stop growing if the temperatures drop below
1. Start your calla lilies from tubers or rhizomes. Although they can be started from seed, it takes a long time and calla lily seeds do not have a high germination rate. Ad. 2. Plant
You plant them during spring and early summer. Callas need to be planted deeper than most bulbs their size. Plant the rhizomes 4 inches deep and 12 inches apart. Plant the tubers
C-a-l-l-a L-i-l-y is the correct spelling for the flower. It isn't actually a Calla flower or a lily.
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How to Fertilize Calla Lilies
Calla lilies are a gorgeous and graceful addition to any landscape. Understanding their basic care and fertilizing needs will help ensure that your garden's calla lilies stand out beautifully.... More »
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