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Zantedeschia 'Calla Lily' Spathe in kitchen 14th May 2021

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Zantedeschia 'Calla Lily' Spathe in kitchen 14th May 2021 (Zantedeschia)

Zantedeschia 'Calla Lily' Spathe in kitchen 14th May 2021



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Mine outside are only just showing about the soil.
this is a beautiful colour.

28 May, 2021

 

My youngest son & his wife bought me it for my birthday about 4 years ago & I manage to get it to flower every year!

This year it is outdoing itself as there are so many spathes it difficult to count them all! I think I had 7 on the plant last year but this year I loose count after about 10!

Every year it gets these itsy bitsy teeny weeny grey-white aphids but I manage to keep them fairly under control by squashing them before they get too numerous but this year it hasn't worked as well & the plant is covered in 1,000s of them! 😱😞 Their excretions have drawn ants & no matter how much we clean the surface the plant is on the ants come back.

Any suggestions as to how to rid the plant of them without using chemicals?

29 May, 2021

 

I like this dark one ,I have one in the garden but there's no sign of it yet ...

2 Jun, 2021

 

This is now starting to go over & the first spathes are drying up. 😞 I've ordered some Neem oil to see if I can save the plant & others that are also getting covered in these tiny aphids.

Our kitchen is practically over run with ants so I decided I couldn't wait any longer.

7 Jun, 2021



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