Or, the tale behind Thursday’s chaos.
All greenhouse stock went fifty percent off at Runnings. so of course we had to go and I couldn’t just leave that beautiful Calla Lilly just sit there now could I? 🙂
One of the leaves was tinged with yellow. Little did I know, This was the beginning of a telltale sign which would cause one Leaf after another to yellow and fall off. And finally, the death of the plant!
I knew my plant was sick but I didn’t know what was causing it. And if I didn’t act soon, my plant would die. So I went through the usual list of culprits: not enough water, too much water, not enough light, too much light, fertilizer, etc . . .
I came up with two suspects: Root rot, or the plant was overcrowded.
Since all the roots were healthy and “root- locked” the plant definitely needed a bigger pot.
I decided to divide the plant, instead of a simple repot.
But, due to lack of research on my part. I accidentally sliced the entire Calla rhizome in half. (oops!) On the plus side, I know more about Calla rhizomes. Even better, there was a separate, much smaller rhizome. Which of course had to be planted.
There you have it, “the story behind chaos.
And a flower for your patience!
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