The Calla lily, scientifically known as the Zantedeschia aethiopica, is a beautiful flower. It is renowned for its long-lasting quality, making it popular in bouquets or flower arrangements.
The Calla lily is native to South Africa and can be found in wet lowland areas such as marshes, ponds, or swamps. It is also found in Europe, Asia, and even South America.
On average, a Calla lily grows between 2 – 3 feet in height and has large arrow-shaped leaves and waxy petals that can be either white, yellow, or pink.
The Calla lily requires a specific temperature range of 15 to 25 degrees celsius, as temperatures that are too low or too hot can cause the leaves or flowers to rot.
The Calla lily's beautiful foliage is often used as a decorative item in landscaping, wedding, or special occasions. It also makes perfumes, dried flower arrangements, and potpourri.
The Calla lily contains certain toxic compounds that can irritate the mouth and throat when consumed. For this reason, it is believed that it is not edible.
The Calla lily is easily propagated from its rhizomes, which are underground stems responsible for plant growth.
These flowers prefer moist and cool environments and can survive in a wide range of soils, from sandy to loam.
The Calla lily needs sufficient sunlight to reproduce and thrive. Too much sunlight can cause their flower petals to curl and their leaves to wither.
This type of flower blooms in the summer months; each plant can produce between two and twelve blooms.
To help the Calla lily last longer, when watering, it is essential to put a light layer of mulch around the flower to prevent the rhizomes from drying out.