Calla is part of the special-shaped lily species of lily, even though a mystery aura has been created around it. Over time, this flower has been associated with important life events, such as funerals and weddings, but today it has become a particularly popular flower thanks to its minimal care needs, but also its durability and elegant-sophisticated appearance.
How to grow calla lily by seeds
Buy a bouquet of calla lilies and let it dry naturally. Shake the seeds at the end and gather them carefully into an envelope. Moisten a thick paper towel in water and gently sprinkle half of the seeds over it. Fold the napkin and cover the seeds with the other half.
Place the bowl in a tray and put it in a shady and cool place. Sprinkle water on the napkin from time to time to maintain constant moisture. Don’t add too much water to avoid molding seeds.
In a few days, grain seeds will give buds. If you don’t see any results after 4-5 days, they must be thrown and you can repeat the procedure.
Tips on how to grow and care for the plant
Purchase a few medium sized pots and insert two seeds that gave signs of sprouting. Don’t plant them too far off the surface. 2-4 centimeters is enough for the seed to extract all it needs from the ground and to absorb water at the same time.
If you live in a warm climate (or it’s the warm season outside) you can sow the seedlings straight out into the garden.
Tip: Don’t forget to put a stick with a label in the place where you plant the seedlings in the garden to spot it and protect it more easily.
Place the pots in a sunny or bright spot. Just as in the case of plats where you have grown the seeds, you don’t want the endings of the root to rot, so it’s recommended to add water to the tray of the pot and to let the plant absorb the water it needs. The idea is to keep the moisture of the seeds, avoiding excess water.
Check the condition of the calla lilies often. It may be that in some pots only one of the two seeds develops. No matter how hard it’s, the less resistant plant must be removed.
Tip: When you notice the existence of 2-3 leaf leaves, you have to move it into the garden or in a much larger pot.
2 ideas for garden calla lilies
1. Calla lilies grown in pots will do better than those planted directly into the ground. You have the chance to better control the quality of the soil, the amount of water that reaches them and the removal of harmful weeds.
2. The calla lilies pots must have a suitable drainage hole so that excess water can flow out there.
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