|We received a mini Cala Lilly for Easter. Can I plant it outside now? If so, does it like full sun and how do I care for it?
|Answer from NGA
April 23, 2010
|Calla lily (Zantedeschia) is native to South Africa and will be quite happy growing outdoors in your Florida garden. Callas need rich, well draining soils and full sun to part afternoon shade for best growth and flowering. Your calla will grow and bloom from spring through summer but will need a resting period during the winter months. Expect the foliage to die down in the fall. After the plant has rested the roots will send up new foliage and flowering stems. Aside from watering on a regular basis and a monthly feeding with a water soluable fertilizer (such as Miracle Gro), your calla only needs to be deadheaded when the flowers fade. Simply cut the flowering stem down to foliage level. Enjoy your new plant.
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