How To Grow And Care For a Potted Calla Lily

Calla is a special-shaped type of lily that attracted a mystery aura around it during history. Over time, this flower has been associated with important life events, such as funerals and weddings, but today it has become a particularly popular plant thanks to its minimal care needs, but also for its durability and elegant look.

How to grow calla lily by seeds

Buy a bouquet of calla lilies and let it dry naturally. Collect the seeds and place them carefully into an envelope. Moisten a thick paper towel in water and gently sprinkle half of the seeds over it. Fold the towel and cover the seeds with the other half.

Place the towel in a tray and put it in a shady and cool place. Sprinkle water on the paper towel from time to time to maintain constant moisture. Don’t add too much water to avoid seed rotting.

In a few days, seeds will germinate. If you don’t see any results after 4-5 days, you’ve failed the experiment and you need to repeat the procedure.

Growing and protecting your plant

Buy a few medium sized pots and place two germinated seeds inside. Don’t plant them too deep in topsoil. 1 inch deep is enough so the seed can take all it needs from the soil, including water.

If you live in a warm climate (or it’s the warm season outside) you can sow the seedlings in the garden, too.

Tip: Don’t forget to put a stick with a label in the place where you put the seedlings.

Place the pots in a sunny or bright area. Pour water on the pot’s drainage plate and let the plant take how much it needs. The idea is to avoid excess watering.

Tip: When your Cala Lily grows more than 2-3 leaves, you have to transplant it in a larger pot on in the garden.

2 ideas for garden calla lilies

1. Calla lilies grown in pots will do better than those planted directly in the ground. When placed in pots, you can easily control the soil’s quality, the amount of water and the harmful weeds.

2. The pots must have enough drainage holes so that excess water can get out easily.

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