Berkshire, United Kingdom
Arum/calla lily appears to be dying :-(
hi, i have never grown these before and i have 3 of them, 2 are doing fine (except some of the flowers when they come up are not joined together as they should be they sort of have 2 separate coloured parts that are just open, is this normal? as since i have had them almost all of the flowers have done this) my real problem is that one of them i found was reduced in a garden centre as they did not look very good. it was only £2 so i bought it. trouble is all the leaves are turning yellow and the stems do not seem firm like the other 2. when i potted it up i had a look at the roots and compared them to one of my others and they looked fine. when i cut the badly yellowed leaves off the rest of the stem at the base then goes very mushy. clearly something is not right. is it a virus? i feel sad as its not nice when plants die is it! all 3 are in pots with the same compost. oh i would like to add, it did not look like this when i purchased it! just looked a bit under the weather. started yellowing very quickly though.
- 4 Jul, 2011