When your calla lily plant stops blooming, the foliage dies back and the plant appears to be dead. After several months, the foliage as well as the plant regrows, however the flower doesn’t. Calla lilies flower is different from other plants because it can bloom only once. When it finishes blooming, the petal will fuse into tube with green cover, but it wouldn’t drop. This tuber becomes useless and should be removed for some specific reasons.

Main reasons to deadhead calla lily

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Remove Calla Lily Dead Flower

Each calla lily can only produce a certain number of flowers. When the flowers have withered, it stays at tube-shaped. Therefore, calla lily deadheading cannot result in continuous blossom as other plants. Although they have done blooming, you should clip the dead flower off for two reasons.

  • Firstly, deadheading calla lily flower is done in order to keep the plant appearance intact. It does not make much difference to the plant but it would be neater, tidier when you cut the dead and hanging down flower off. After all, appearance is the most important thing for flowering plants as well as the garden.
  • Secondly, removing dead flowers can improve calla lily performance. Dead flowers still cost more energy than you thought. Removing them forces energy to the lower stem and more importantly, the rhizome, which leads to the healthy, hardy rhizome. The rhizome plays a critical role in the growth and development of calla lilies. Deadheading flowers also prepare the best condition for the plant in the next year.

Basic knowledge about pruning Calla Lily

Deadheading calla lily is the most basic type of pruning to make the plant more attractive. Obviously, A green and healthy flowering plant is more beautiful than one with dead and hanging down flowers.

Before deadheading, don’t forget to prepare a set of garden shears or a pair of scissors. These tools are very useful in removing dead flowers. You have to clip off the branch near the base. Be careful not to leave any bare stem sticking up through the leaves, but remember to leave a short piece remain on the trunk near the base of the plants.

To have a stunning calla lily bouquet, you can simply follow the instructions below. This process is good for calla lily development as well.

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  1. Pam

    I have my callas as in the picture above, near the end of flowering. Now as the leave do look very nice among roses I would like to cut them off now. Will that deprive the rhizome?

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