The Calla is a delicate and elegant flower that is very popular both as a garden and as a houseplant. A bouquet of Calla flowers can actually win every woman’s heart. This is exactly the reason why the Calla flower is often used as a wedding decoration. Furthermore, the room calla can give any interior design that certain something.
The Calla flower is a beautiful garden and houseplant
The Calla blooms mainly in white, but can also have flowers in a variety of colors
If you want to enjoy the sophisticated elegance and beauty of the Calla flower in your home, then learn more about the room calla and how you can properly care for this flower.
Callas as magnificent garden plants
As a noble table decoration
Elegant bridal bouquet
The Calla flower originally comes from South Africa and was cultivated in Europe as a popular garden and potted plant in the 18th century. The name Calla actually means “beautiful” and goes back to the Greek goddess Calliope. Your scientific name Zantedeschia received the Calla plant from its discoverer, the Italian botanist Giovanni Zantedeschi.
Calla flowers in vase
Yellow calla flowers
The calla, which grows from a single rhizome or tuber, needs moist growing conditions to stay healthy. The calla flower blooms outdoors in June and July, and the indoor calla can bloom from spring to fall if kept indoors in the right conditions.
Maintain the Calla plant in a pot
Make sure your plant receives indirect sunlight for at least 6 hours a day. Avoid direct sun to avoid burning the leaves and flowers.
The Calla flower likes indirect sunlight
The Calla plant likes moist soil at all times, but it is very important that the soil is never too wet. The Calla is not drought-resistant and therefore you should never let the soil dry out completely.
The floor should be moist, but never wet
During the flowering period of your plant, use low-nitrogen flower food for fertilization every two weeks. If the plant only produces leaves, fertilization is only necessary once a month.
Fertilize twice a month during flowering
The room temperature should be between 10-24 ° C for optimal growth. Keep your plant away from the air conditioning or heating.
The room temperature should be above 10 ° C
The plant usually flowers for about six weeks in late spring and early summer, but can bloom at any time if it grows as a houseplant. The durable cut flowers are perfect for bouquets and flower arrangements.
The room calla can bloom beautifully for several months
Use a good potting moss-rich potting soil that is well ventilated and that allows water to pass through quickly. You can add peasant sand or perlite if the earth appears too heavy and clayey.
In winter, the tubers of the Calla are usually cleared of the earth and stored in a cool and dry place. The room calla can also overwinter in a pot. In this case, the plant should be repotted in spring to free the tuber from the dead roots.
Enjoy your blooming Calla in spring!
Calla flower need only be pruned when it enters its resting phase.
Zimmercalla is a poisonous plant
The calla flower is one of the poisonous houseplants. Please keep your room calla away from small children and pets. A calla contains a high proportion of calcium oxalate and can cause severe burning and swelling of the mouth, throat, lips and tongue when ingested. Stomach discomfort and diarrhea can also occur.
The Calla plant can be toxic to pets and children
The Calla flower is the perfect gift for every season and for every occasion. Treat yourself to the pleasure of having a room calla or give your girlfriend or colleague a present with this fabulously blooming houseplant!
Calla means “beautiful” in Greek
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