CALLA LILY - Knowledgebase Question

Temple City, Ca
Question by lilylee98732
June 16, 2010
How best, when, and where to plant baby calla lily plants wh--bought them in containers?

Answer from NGA
June 16, 2010


There are different calla lily species with slightly different requirements, so it is always helpful when sending a question to include the complete botanical name, such as Zantedeschia aethiopica for common calla. If yours is indeed common calla, it should take full sun for 6-8 hours or morning sun and filtered afternoon shade. Keep soil consistently moist, but not wet. They are native to South Africa so can not take cold temperatures, but in your southern California garden it should be fine all year around. Use a slow-release fertilizer or any general fertilizer for blooming plants or bulbs according to package instructions. Strong stem growth comes from correct exposure to sunshine. Too little light and the stems and foliage will be pale and floppy. Good air circulation is important, too. Best wishes with your plant!

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