The Zantedeschia Calla is originally a South African swamp plant and comes from the family of the arum lilies (Araceae). This family consists of monocot plants. The flowers are collected on a fleshy spike, surrounded by a bract. This bract is often attractively colored.
Calla Calla was discovered in 1725 by the then European governor. He sent a number of specimens to Europe, where it has become a beloved room and patio plant.
Calla is a swamp plant that anchors itself firmly in banks. The plant grows from South Africa to Malawi, often in places where rainwater runoff is obstructed. This creates a brief swampy situation in which Calla stores moisture in its bulbs. And they help him through the dry periods.
The Calla tubers come from California. These tubers are two years old and are potted in the nursery. The cultivation time depends on the variety and the period in which it is planted and varies between 10 and 16 weeks. The Calla is available during the period from February to December.
The Calla is an easy plant that makes no special demands. The Calla grows best at a temperature between 10 and 20 degrees Celsius. The flowers will stay fresh longer in a room that is not too warm. The Calla can also tolerate lower temperatures, but will then no longer grow.
It does best in a light position with moist, well-drained soil. That means a good dash of water two to four times a week as long as the plant is blooming. No water should remain in the pot.
Zantedeschia Calla is an easy plant and will give you weeks of flowering pleasure.