Be My Heart Calla Lily

Zantedeschia aethiopica

$38.00 $48.00
Size: Small
Pot: Eco Planter
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Why Presale? We grow your Calla Lily to order so it is ultra-fresh. Ships Late April/Early May

  • Pet Warning:Toxic To Ingest

  • Care Level:Plays Hard to Get

The "Be My Heart" Calla Lily was developed by Proven Winners with color intensity in mind. When you think true love, you don't just think red, you think the deep dark red represented by these exquisite blooms. The color of these Callas is best described as oxblood and is sure to be the most passionate flower in your collection.

The Calla Lily plant (Zantedeschia aethiopica) is a trumpet-shaped waxy flower with tall, thick stems. Its yellow spadix is centered inside. Long, pointed green leaves with streaks of white or yellowing spots decorate the leaf's surface. These long-lasting flowers are a symbol of purity and beauty.

Be My Heart Calla Lily
Be My Heart Calla Lily

About Be My Heart Calla Lily

In the 18th century, a Swedish botanist named this plant the Calla lily by mistake, thinking it was in the lily family. A German botanist corrected the error later with a new genus, but the common name never reverted. It is part of the Araceae family, of which caladiums and philodendron originate.

Care Level: Plays Hard to Get

Pet Friendly: Warning

Toxic to pets

Be My Heart Calla Lily

Great For People Who…

  • Great for people who are on the go and need low maintenance plants
  • Great for people who love the tropical vibe
  • Great for people who love flowering plants
Be My Heart Calla Lily

Great For Spaces That…

  • Great for spaces with partial shade patios
  • Great for space with room for a grouping of plants
  • Great for spaces with bright indirect light

Zantedeschia aethiopica Care Guide

  • High

    In warmer climates (zoes 8-10), calla lilies grow well in partial shade (4-6 hours) to full sun (6-8 hours). In cooler climates (zones 3-7), they enjoy full sun.

  • High

    Keep your Calla Lily consistently moist but not in soggy soil. Use filtered, bottled, or tap water that is sitting 24 hours to release the chemicals and water enough to discharge out of the drainage holes. Once the water is fully drained, replace it into the cache or decorative pot.

  • Medium

    The Calla Lily enjoys and thrives in average humidity.

  • 50 to 75

    Comfortable room temperatures will help the Calla Lily to thrive.

  • 8|9|10

    Outside: Place in bright, indirect light if grown in a greenhouse and flowering so the leaves don't burn.

    Inside: Set in bright, indirect light.

  • Monthly

    Rhizomes planted in containers: Apply a liquid fertilizer especially formulated for flowering bulbs at half strength every two weeks in a container. Rhizomes planted in the garden: Add an organic fertilizer such as bone meal rich in phosphorus, calcium, and a trace of nitrogen. These nutrients will help the roots establish.

    A soluble bulb fertilizer like 3-5-3 can also be apart of the soil amendments to give your bulbs a good start. As the foliage emerges, repeat the bulb fertilizer application each month until they start blooming. Stop when the Calla's start flowering to help extend the life of the bloom.

  • Yearly

    Cut the leaves back after the first frost when the foliage turns yellow. If you are in a cooler zone (3-7), remove the rhizomes from the soil with an inch of stem attached. Knock off all the soil and lay them on newspaper in a dry place for a week. Do not wet or wash the rhizomes. Sprinkle them with powdered sulfur to protect against fungi while they're in dormancy. Lay on a single layer screen or in a mesh bag so air can circulate around them. Store the rhizomes at 50°F-60°F.

    When all chance of frost has passed in the spring, plant in the garden at a depth of 3 to 4 inches deep and 12 to 18 inches apart after the last frost in your planting zone. Place your rhizomes in a horizontal position, so the eyes are facing upward. Add compost or soil conditioners and mix in with the native soil.. Depending on the warmth of the soil, it usually takes 60 days to bloom.

    If growing in a planter container, use a well-draining potting soil with perlite to aerate the soil. Add amendments to clay soils in the garden to aerate the soil and allow for good drainage.

  • Bi-annually

    Cut the leaves back after the first frost when the foliage turns yellow. Trim back faded flowers to the base of the stem.

  • Division

    Divide the rhizomes in the spring after the last frost in your planting zone. Plant each rhizome (type of root system) in a deep container at least 3-4 inches deep with soil underneath it for rooting. Set the growing tips facing upward. Cover with well-draining soil (add amendments to heavy soil in the garden). Wait until the plant is producing new green leaves before starting to fertilize. Stop fertilizing when buds form.

Be My Heart Calla Lily

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