Calla Lily, aka Zantedeschia Aethiopica, is not an actual lily but is a part of the Araceae family. Native to southern Africa, it has smooth, sword-like foliage that's often decorated with white freckles. This foliage looks neat and attractive all season long, both before and after the flowers bloom. The Calla lily is easy to grow with flowers that come in many beautiful colours.
They should not be in a position to see the sun directly, although early morning or late evening sun is fine. Filtered sunlight through a sheer curtain is best and most homes are comprised primarily of indirect sunlight. The best spot for them is where they do not see the sun during the majority of the day but still get bright, indirect light.
They will thrive in bright light, but also can tolerate medium light. A good medium-light place in your home would be in the middle of a room that has a regular size window. They can be placed anywhere between the middle of the room and the window. Remember that plants will grow based on how much light they receive.
Allow the top quarter of the soil to dry before watering again. This usually takes about 3 - 4 days in an average home environment. It will vary depending on the time of year, your environment and lighting conditions.
They can live in any average home humidity condition and are fairly hardy.
Like other flowering plants, the Calla Lily will go through blooming cycles – a few months with flowers, a few months without. When the current blooming cycle ends, cut the dead leaves and let the plant go dormant for about two months. After that time, place it in bright light and water normally to revive it. This will restart the bloom cycle. If you don’t mind your Calla Lily not reblooming, continue with regular care and enjoy its leafy green foliage year-round!
The plant comes with a default nursery pot. The nursery pot is usually 0.5" - 1" smaller than stated to fit into the same size decorative pot. Washable Paper Planter Bags are sold separately.
As with all living things, no two plants are alike. There is some natural variation in size, shape, and characteristics. We make every effort to bring you a plant that as closely as possible matches the plant as it appears on our website, in the size you have chosen, and have a good potential to happily grow in your home.