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Re: over-wintering Calla


I did the opposite, first winter out last winter in (zone 8), but my calla
has yet to become "giant". I'm curious what other people's experiences with
this plant have been. Has anyone gotten this plant to grow to larger than
typical Z. aetheopica size?

Gabe Thomas
cdanielle@prodigy.net


----- Original Message -----
From: Lester Kallus <lkallus@earthlink.net>
To: Multiple recipients of list AROID-L <aroid-l@mobot.org>
Sent: Thursday, November 30, 2000 8:30 AM
Subject: over-wintering Calla


> ........A couple years ago, some giant Calla were offered through a member
of this
> group.  I purchased a few.  Two years ago I kept them growing indoor over
> the winter.  Last year I just couldn't get enough time in the fall and the
> hard winter hit them harder than I would have expected.
>
> I thought I had lost them but in July I found some tiny Calla shoots and
by
> this fall I had small plants growing even though they were still
> small.  Another winter like last and I'll lose them
> altogether.  Consequently, I'd like to keep them inside this winter.
Space
> is limited so ideally I'll store them as tubers (or corms, if that's what
> they are)................
>






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