Callas - growing and care
The unique shape of the inflorescence has made calla lilies one of the most popular potted plants. And in the garden, in the open field, they are grown by many flower growers. Naturally, the conditions of care will be slightly different in both cases.
Potted calla definitely needs a rest period, which will ensure the normal formation of the peduncle. Most often, this period falls in the winter, when the plant needs only a little watering. In spring, you can already start feeding. For a start - with rotted organic matter, and then you can add mineral fertilizers.
Calla doesn't like bright sun. It is better to provide her with shady or semi-shady places to stay. They prefer ordinary garden soil, slightly acidic. You can add a little clay, peat, sand and vermiculite.
If you want to grow this plant in your garden, you can pre-germinate the tubers. Place them in the pot, buds (or where they should appear) down, this is important. Sprouts are planted in open ground in warm weather, most often in mid or late May.
In their homeland, in the tropical swamps of Africa, calla lilies are considered weeds. But our climate doesn't quite suit them. It would be ideal to plant them near a reservoir, but not artificial, but natural. It is possible to grow calla lilies from seeds, but this is more laborious work, for amateurs and all those who want to feel like a breeder.
The flowering of zantedeschia (the second name of calla lilies) is quite long, and the color range is quite wide. With the help of these plants, you can beautifully decorate your personal plot or green your home.