Care of calla lilies. How to care for outdoor calla lilies planting and caring for callas. Store your bouquet out of direct sunlight in a cool location. This will allow the plant to go dormant and rejuvenate itself. Use this in a mixture of 1 part fertilizer to 1 gallon of water and fertilize once every two weeks for a single season only.
Care differences between calla lily types. The calla lily normally doesnt need fertilizer. The most common callas however are hybrids zantedeschia hybrida grown as potted plants. Winter care for calla lily plants in the ground in warm climates is simply to mulch the spot where the calla lilies grow in the winter and stop watering the spot for the winter.
Dig up the rhizomes in autumn usually after the first frost. Calla lilies perform best in organically rich moist well drained soils. Things you will need calla lily plant. Keep the soil moist.
As with planting theres not too much required for the care. Department of agriculture plant hardiness zones 7 through 10 depending on variety. If you desire better growth use a fertilizer with no ammonium in it. Choose a sheltered position and add some well rotted organic matter before planting.
Aethiopica has been known to soldier on in zones 8 10 its colorful. Care of calla lilies over winter. Like other plants calla lilies are subject to attack by. Prized for the voluptuously curvaceous blooms that earned artist georgia okeefe the title lady of the lilies calla lilies zantedeschia spp grow as perennials in us.
Peat moss for outdoor plants. Provide the best care for your calla lily by keeping it in well draining loose potting soil and add coffee grounds to the calla lilys plant container to make the soil more acidic. Water when the soil. Planting container for indoor plants.
Consistent moisture is essential but avoid overwatering to prevent rot. Pest and disease problems. Calla lilies love water so youll need to monitor water levels often. Although this container plant can live year round when in appropriate climates allow it to die back for about two months each year.
In zones 8 through 10 where calla lilies are hardy. To grow callas outdoors plant the rhizome 4 inches deep. Handle calla lilies carefully because they can bruise easily.