Calla Lily Care and Growing Tips 

With their beautiful curves and stunning flowers, calla lilies offer elegance to any garden or indoor setting. Use these seven critical care and growing guidelines to maximize the beauty of these lovely flowers.  

Choose the best calla lily kinds for your yard before learning care tips. Choose from white Calla aethiopica, pink 'Captain Ventura,' and black-purple 'Black Forest.'  

1. Selecting the Right Varieties

When planted in spring following frost, calla lilies thrive. They thrive best above 50°F (10°C), so warm the soil.  

2. Optimal Planting Time

Place calla lilies in moderate to full sunshine. Provide afternoon shade in hot climates to avoid overheating. Avoid waterlogging and bulb rot with well-draining soil.  

3. Sunlight and Location

Add compost or well-rotted manure to promote soil drainage and nutrients. For best growth, aim for 6.0-7.0 pH.  

4. Soil Preparation

Maintain moist but not saturated soil. When the top inch of soil seems dry, especially in summer, water thoroughly. Reduce watering in fall and winter when development slows.  

5. Watering Routine

To encourage blooming, feed calla lilies a balanced fertilizer or 5-10-5 phosphorus formula. Apply fertilizer every 4-6 weeks during the growing season according to package dilution and application rates.  

6. Fertilization Schedule

Winter calla lilies may dormancy in cooler areas. After yellowing, cut back foliage and let bulbs rest in a cool, dry place until spring. If necessary, mulch or store bulbs indoors to prevent freezing.  

7. Winter Care and Dormancy

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