CALLA LILY PLANT – Doesn’t Look so good

Hello Judy,
I have a Calla Lily Plant at work, and I left for a week in my co workers care. When I came back, all the leaves were down and turning yellow. When I asked my co-worker what happened, they said they put some 7up to feed the plant. I don’t think it liked it 7up, but since it worked on whatever plant they have, they tried it on the Calla Lily Plant. To keep it from looking so droopy, I have tied a rubber band around the stems, so that it would stand up. HELP!!!!!


Calla Lily, a bulb plant, becomes dormant once a year. After the plant has finished blooming, the leaves turn yellow and brown. Once this occurs prune the plant down to the soil level. Place the pot of bulbs in a cool dark area where the temperature is above freezing but no higher than 50 degrees for 2-3 months, this is usually during the fall or early winter, but it sounds like yours happened a little sooner.. Keep the soil very dry, watering sparingly every few weeks to prevent the bulbs from drying out. The area where the plant is stored should be low in humidity; otherwise the bulbs get moldy and rot. After two to three months, return the Calla Lily to a bright warm spot and start watering. Allow the soil to dry out a little more than usual until green leaves start to appear. Once green leaves develop, use a bulb fertilizer at ½ the recommended strength to encourage the new growth. The plant should start to bloom again in 6-8 weeks.