Arum Lily bulbs winter storage

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    KashPlantKashPlant
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    Hello

    I have a Arum Lily ( Calla Lily) which has yellowed. How do I store my bulbs for the winter season or how to repot the bulbs? ( I took the plant out of the pot to see the roots and all my yellow leaves fell off so now all I have is the bulb) 😔

    #1099
    micamica
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    Hello there.

    There’s nothing to worry about the yellowing of the leaves. That’s normal after blooming, a sign that they spent their energy for the good health of the bulbs.

    You can either wrap the bulbs with a brown paper bag or old newspaper, put a bit of soil and sprinkle them a bit of water just to moisten when you think they’re quite dry. If you want you can even put it in a plastic bag with top open just to help keep the moisture. Or the easiest way to store them is just put them in a basket or fruit box, store in a cool place and moisten it from time to time. They’re not difficult at all.

    Have you had good blooming season this year? I got giant flowers with mine! Never had that big before!

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    KashPlantKashPlant
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    Hello Mica

    thank you so much for replying I’m so happy to be in here I have several plants now and My Arum Lilies was a gift so I was upset they started to yellow. I had one bloom not sure why they didn’t bloom as much they were indoor in my kitchen the window faces the East so it’s a lot of sun and it’s warmer than the rest of the apartment cause it’s air conditioning. I placed the bulbs in some cool soil so hopefully I’ll have a better bloom in February

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    micamica
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    You’re very welcome! Sorry to hear you didn’t have an abundant blooming.

    In this case, there must had been a problem. The common cause of yellowing leaves of houseplants is rotting roots but I’ll put this aside because from what you wrote, this seems to be not true. What’s probable is that your plant didn’t have enough nutrients from the soil. This usually occurs when the plant has not been repotted for a long time and that hard water is used. Are you using tap water?

    Yes, they should be fine in cool soil. You can even start repotting them in several containers if you have a lot of bulbs. Use good soil mix and again moisten it every now and then. New leaves will pop out when temperature starts going up in spring.

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