Closed inflorescence of zantedeschia aethiopica. They are a long lasting cut flower and popular for floral arrangements especially for weddings and have a faintly sweet and pleasant fragrance.
Calla lilies average between 1 and 3 feet high and have a diameter of approximately 1 to 1 and 1 2 feet when fully grown.
Calia lily. Calla lilies are also a prevalent flower in wedding arrangements gracing centerpieces bridal bouquets corsages and boutonnieres. The calla lily is a perennial bulb. When the calla lily starts to flower you can increase the feedings to every two weeks.
Calla lilies come in a number of colors and add interest as well as a tropical flair to both indoor and outdoor gardens. The calla lily leaves are 1 1 2 long rich green. Aethiopica and calla and calla lily for z.
Zantedeschia aethiopica commonly known as calla lily and arum lily is a species in the family araceae native to southern africa in lesotho south africa and swaziland. Growing calla lily plants indoors. The green leaves of the calla lily are shaped like arrowheads and have white or silver speckles.
Deep 30 cm planting basket. Browse thousands of wedding flower photos featuring calla lilies. Choosing to grow calla lilies in the garden or as houseplants is a great way to add color to any area.
Zantedeschia aethiopica can be grown in water up to 12 in. Use aquatic compost and a 12 in. Some interesting facts about calla lilies.
Calla lilies can also be divided when lifted or during their dormancy period. Calla lilies come in a range of colors from white to pale pink to deep burgundy with some recent hybrids in dramatic colors like bright orange and black. Growing calla lilies is easy and calla lilies care is minimal at best.
Because calla lilies produce so many flowers and bloom for so long they need plenty of extra nutrients. Dilute a 10 10 10 fertilizer with the same amount of water and add the water to the soil at the base of the plant. Rehmannii although members.
Some calla lilies e g. You will also find tips and information on common issues with growing calla lilies so you can keep them healthy and enjoy them year round. These tips on growing calla lilies will help you enjoy these lovely flowers even more.
Learn how to keep cut calla lilies fresh. Keeping this rhizome happy indoors is a matter of paying attention to some very basic growing conditions. Calla lilies are well suited for bog or marsh gardens for planting near ponds and streams as border plants or for containers.
Learn how to grow a calla lily plant in the articles below. Zantedeschia ˌ z æ n t ɪ ˈ d ɛ s k i ə is a genus of eight species of herbaceous perennial flowering plants in the family araceae native to southern africa from south africa north to malawi the genus has been introduced on all continents except antarctica common names include arum lily for z. Although an outdoor plant by nature the calla lily will perform wonderfully as an indoor plant.
Calla lily bouquets are very popular for expressing love and appreciation on valentine s day and mother s day.