Calla lilies are one of the most beautiful flowers with a unique form of the flower, signifying magnificence and beauty. Calla lilies come in a wide array of colors viz., shades of green, pink, purple, yellow and orange.
Callas are also known by such other common names: Arum lily, Trumpet lily, Pig lily. Calla lilies are native to Southern Africa. Calla lilies are easy to grow and are generally grown from bulb or rhizome.
Growing Calla Lilies
- Plant Calla Lilies deeply for their good size.
- Plant them at 4 inches deep, spacing each bulb 12 inches apart.
- Start bulbs indoors in late winter and transplant them in the spring when danger of frost has passed.
- Apply a bulb fertilizer every month during the active growing season.
- Most Calla Lilies need a rest period after flowering.
- Let the leaves die back and let plants rest for 2 to 3 months.
- Then again resume watering to encourage new growth.
Calla Lilies Care
- In cooler areas, take the rhizomes after first frost, clean the bulbs, if there is soil.
- Dry them in the direct sun for a few days.
- Store in a dry location that remains between 50 and 60 degrees F.
- Plant the calla lily bulbs in spring after the soil has warmed and all danger of frost has passed.
- Fertilize monthly, and keep well watered.
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