Suitable for the home or a greenhouse.
LIGHT CONDITIONS/GROWING AREAS:
Does best in full sunlight
OPTIMUM SOIL CONDITIONS:
A general purpose potting soil with a little added sand or perlite and peat moss, etc (a soil that retains water yet drains well)
Always use a pot with drainage (hole at bottom). Plant the 'bulb' so it is covered by more than twice the height of the bulb.
The calla lily is originally found in tropical marshlands, which means it is a very thirsty plant that will not tolerate dry periods or neglect from the gardener. Either water the plant regularly or plant the calla lily where it can get lots of water without having to be in wet soil.
With a bi-monthly regular feeding schedule, either through liquid fertilizer in the water or compost in the soil, the calla lily will certainly bloom year around without suffering stress to the plant, though itÃ¢s always wise to keep an eye on your plants to ensure you are not over-feeding. Signs of over-feeding include burnt leaf edges, indicating an excess of nitrogen. The less sun the calla receives, the more nutrients it will require to bloom.
Rarely bothered by pests. Always inspect any new plant for mites before introducing it to your home or greenhouse.
Seeds in the spring. Plant the 'bulb' so it is covered by more than twice the height of the bulb.
TIPS FOR SUCCESS:
Do not allow plant to sit in water. Place pebbles or gravel in the drainage dish to hold water and increase the humidity.
White, pink, yellow purple, black and some bi-colors
$73.50 - 4" PLANTS - CASE OF 15
$50.40 - 6" PLANTS - CASE OF 6