I bought two 12" pots of calla Lillie's one yellow with white spotted leaves, the other pink with no spots & straight thin leaves. When I bought them they were in a nice bloom & the stems were standing tall. Since planting them we had bad winds & heavy rains & now all my stems are hanging over. Does this mean I need to cut them off & if so how far down do I cut them?
No do not cut them off as they will not bloom again for a year. Most calla lilies are left in pots as they like to be constantly moist. They like to be shaded part of the day and wind frequently knocks them down. They will not survive winter in the ground unless you live in an area that never freezes. I do recommend that you put a stake beside them and tie the blooms individually to the stake to hold them up. The flower is rather heavy so even in pots they droop. Good luck!
I have been an Advanced Master Gardener for 24 years and I raise around 300 houseplants and bonsai trees a year including tropicals, succulents, and cacti. I have also been a professional plant care person for businesses in the Fort Wayne, IN area and currently professionally care for bonsai trees for my customers.
I am also studying the Japanese art of bonsai with tropical plants and is President of the Fort Wayne, IN Bonsai Club.
Organizations Fort Wayne, iN Master Gardeners. President of the Fort Wayne Bonsai Club.
Allen County Master Gardeners
Education/Credentials I am not a hortculturist. I am a Purdue University Advanced Master Gardener for 24 years. I have studied plants on a personal level by growing hundreds of plants annually for the last 35 years. I have also studied under several nationally known American Bonsai experts.