Instruction to Cultivate Calla Lilies Outdoor

Calla Lilies are famous for their beauty which is beyond compare. Besides, they can make your garden or house become colorful. This is the reason why they are suit many kinds of places. The following information aims at instructing how to cultivate calla lilies outdoor or in containers for indoor decorating.

Instruction to Cultivate Calla Lilies Outdoor

When to Cultivate Calla Lilies

The best time to cultivate calla lilies is spring. However, don’t cultivate them until there is no more threat from frost and the soil is able to get warmer. Choose a place that contains organically rich and moist soil. Calla lilies prefer to grown in low and moist places where many kinds of rootstocks would get rotted. You can cultivate calla lilies in a sunny place in mild summer, but if in hot summer you should provide them morning sun and afternoon shade.

Method to Cultivate Calla Lilies Outdoor

Only cultivating calla lilies after you finish prepare the soil by loosening it with a shovel. You can enrich the soil and help it hold moisture by using compost. You should grow the calla lilies roots deeply, at least 4 inches to gain the best results and cultivate potted plants into holes that fit the length of the pots. Besides, the distance between them should be about from 12 to 18 inches.

Instruction to Prepare Calla Lilies For Winter

Remember to water enough because calla lilies prefer moisture as well as spread at least 2 inches of mulch around the plants to prevent moisture from evaporating.

Method to Cultivate Calla Lilies Outdoor

Before replace calla lilies from old to new location, prepare new bed and dig holes because you need to get them in the ground as soon as possible. Slide a spade under the plants at a depth of 4 to 5 inches to prevent the rootstock from rotting. Mulching the soil until the area around calla lilies is the same as surrounding soil.

Calla lilies are also suitable for landscaping garden ponds, where they thrive in water up to 12 inches deep. You should put calla lilies in a basket and plant it, make sure the rootstocks are about 4 inches deep. If live in an area having a colder climate than USDA plant hardiness zones 8 through 10, you should store the rootstocks over winter and grow them in spring because they can only grow strongly in warm climate of those zones.

When planted in water, the rootstock can be grown outdoors as long as the water doesn’t freeze at reaching point of the root.

You can also cultivate your calla lilies into pots to decorate your house. If you want to water them easily, choose a pot that having at least 6 to 8 inches height and leave 1/2 to 1 inch of distance between the top of the soil and the top of the pot. Prepare peat or organic rich and moist soil to put them in the pot you choose to grow calla lilies. It is very easy to cultivate calla lilies outside when spring comes.