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Canna, should I cut off these bits and what is their soil/compost preference in pots as they need potting on now? They are still in the pots they were delivered in:-)

On plant Canna indica

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Cut off what bits? I f you mean the growth, no, don't cut that. You can pot into larger containers if you want - the size looks fine at the moment, but Canna do get huge (the corm I mean) by the end of a season, by which time they'll probably be distorting those particular pots into an odd shape and will be difficult to extract.

1 May, 2010


I mean the dead, dried looking bits at the bottom of the leaves which looks like a remnant of last years leaf, maybe seen better on second pic? What feed should I give now?

1 May, 2010


Well you can cut those dried bits off if you want - won't be long before you wont' notice them anyway though. They do fine in ordinary multi purpose compost - I feed mine with Miracle Gro general purpose once a week from now till end of August.

1 May, 2010


Thanks Bamboo, should I start letting them out for the day if weather is fine?

1 May, 2010


Oh yes, certainly. Mine have been out on the balcony all winter - and survived!

1 May, 2010


Do they like the soil to be quite damp?

1 May, 2010


Not particularly - let it dry out slightly between waterings, as with most everything else

1 May, 2010


Thanks Bamboo, I'll leave the bits on if they don't matter:-)

1 May, 2010

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