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How to plant calla lilies?

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Plant a calla lily by preparing the container, planting the rhizome, placing the plant in a sunny location, watering the rhizome regularly and fertilizing it. You need a 10-inch diameter pot, potting mix, water and fertilizer.

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How to plant calla lilies?
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  1. Prepare the container

    Purchase a 10- or 12-inch pot with drainage holes. Fill half the pot with potting mix made up of soil-less media and pine bark that has a pH between 5.8 and 6.2.

  2. Plant the rhizome

    Place the rhizome on top of the potting mix. If necessary, add more soil first, so that the rhizome is 3 inches from the lip of the pot. Add more potting mix until it is just 1/2 inch from the rim.

  3. Water the rhizome

    Water the lily rhizome immediately after planting until moisture drains from the holes.

  4. Place the pot in a good location

    Place the pot in a location that receives at least six hours of full sunlight a day with a temperature between 55 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit.

  5. Water the calla lily plant

    Water the calla lily plant regularly once the top of the soil becomes dry. After the plant blooms, cut back on the moisture.

  6. Fertilize the plant

    Feed the plant with a diluted 5-10-10 soluble fertilizer every three weeks during the growing season.

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