Calla Lilies

Daniel Gill  |  6/13/2015 4:13:35 AM

Picture of calla lily plant with damaged leaves.

Something is eating my calla lily plant.

I put used coffee grounds on the soil - in case it was slugs. I put malathion on once, but I don't want to repeat this treatment. I have milkweed plants around the corner and I don't want to risk killing the butterflies or bees. Any suggestions?

No need to use any pesticides. Just trim off the two worst looking leaves. The level of damage is not life threatening.

Remember, calla lilies go semi-dormant is summer. Expect your plant to grow poorly and leaves to turn yellow as we go through the summer. This is normal. The growing season will begin around October. Click here for more information.

Dan Gill
Consumer Horticulture Specialist

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