Calla Lilies are famous for their beauty which is beyond compare. Besides, they can make your garden or house look colorful. This is the reason why they are suitable for many kinds of places. The following information aims at instructing how to cultivate calla lilies outdoor or in containers for indoor decorating.
When to Cultivate Calla Lilies
The best time to cultivate calla lilies is spring, when there is no more threat from frost and the soil starts getting warmer. Choose a place that contains organically rich and moist soil. Calla lilies prefer to grow 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 shade during the afternoon.
Method to Cultivate Calla Lilies Outdoor
First prepare the soil by loosening it with a shovel. You can enrich the soil and help it hold moisture using compost. Dig holes of at least 4 inches to gain the best results and cultivate potted plants into holes that. Make sure to keep the distance between them of about 12 to 18 inches.
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.
Before replacing 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. Mulch 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 you 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 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.