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Calla Lily (Purple) - Bulbs

Pick these easy-to-grow varieties for the best blooms. It is a rhizomatous herbaceous perennial plant, evergreen where rainfall and temperatures are adequate.
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Description for Calla Lily (Purple)

Zantedeschia aethiopica (L.) Spreng. It grows is the accepted name of a species in the genus Zantedeschia. with large clumps of broad, arrow shaped dark green leaves up to 45 cm long. The inflorescences are large and are produced in spring, summer and autumn, with a pure white spathe up to 25 cm and a yellow spadix. The spadix produces a faint, sweet fragrance.

Common name Flower colours Bloom time Height Difficulty
Calla lily and arum lily Purple Spring, summer and autumn Up to 3 feet Easy to grow

Planting and care

Its preferred habitat is in streams and ponds or on the banks.

Sunlight Soil Water Temperature Fertilizer
Dappled sunlight or even light shade Well-drained ample water during the growing season 50 to 80 degrees F Fertilize during the growing season with liquid fertilizer.

Caring for Calla Lily

  • Keep them adequately fertilized and watered, misting the plant every so often to keep the ambient humidity high.
  • They are susceptible to aphids so, take a look closely and apply insecticide.
  • Dig up the rhizomes in autumn, usually after the first frost and store for winter.

Harvesting

NA

Typical uses of Calla Lily

Special features: Flowers

Culinary use: NA

Ornamental use: A number of cultivars have been selected as ornamental plants. The bloom's sculptural qualities belie the ease with which you can grow your own florist quality cut flowers.

Medicinal use: NA

References

  • http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl1.1/record/kew-215527
  • https://www.thespruce.com/grow-calla-lily-indoors-1902501
  • https://www.easytogrowbulbs.com/pages/calla-planting-guide
  • https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/calla-lily/growing-calla-lilies-and-care-of-calla-lilies.htm

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