Why will my Calla Lily not bloom?

Pansy Herndon
by Pansy Herndon
I have a beautiful Calla Lily in my garden. It is 5 years old and never bloomed. Can you please give me some tips to maybe help it bloom?
  8 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on May 25, 2017

    there is not enough soil in the pot.Take it out and check the root system and re-pot in a larger container.

    • Pansy Herndon Pansy Herndon on May 25, 2017

      Thank you so much. My grandson in law planted it for me. I will certainly do that.

  • Pull the whole plant up with the soil. Add soil to the bottom and top of the plant.

  • Plant in ground, will bloom non stop if properly cared for. The poor thing has no soil, is rootbound. When in doubt, Google or ask here.

  • Tammy Tammy on May 25, 2017

    Mine are in the ground but don't bloom either. I have hosta, monkey grass, caladiums and impatiens in the same bed and they do well.

  • Iberkeley Iberkeley on May 25, 2017

    Might be climate related, too. But certainly more soil and perhaps a little feeding once the roots are re-established.

    • Pansy Herndon Pansy Herndon on May 26, 2017

      Thanks. I live in northern Florida. My daughter has one at her house that blooms beautifully every year. Thank you.

  • Kim Winkler Kim Winkler on May 26, 2017

    I'm having the same problem...mine is in a pot, but I think there is plenty of soil...it comes back beautifully every year -- except for blooms...it is in a place where it gets part sun...might it need more?

  • JS MysMan JS MysMan on May 26, 2017

    I think what you call a calla lily is what we call an arum lily in South Africa. Here they grow wild on the side of the road but only if they have wet feet, full sun and rich soil. I find mine flower best when they get light shade in the heat of the day and lots of water. I keep them in pots that have no drainage holes and they do very well.

  • Pansy Herndon Pansy Herndon on May 26, 2017

    Thanks so much. I am going to move mine to full sun, repot it and keep it wet. I PE it will bloom one day🙂.