Calla lilies have long been a symbol of rebirth and resurrection, and are closely associated with wedding ceremonies and the Easter holiday. The blooms come in various colors, from white and pale pink to deep burgundy and rich purples, with some recent hybrids in dramatic colors like bright orange and yellow. They are a long-lasting cut flower and are popular in the springtime. Native to Africa, calla lilies grow in tropical climates, but can sometimes be invasive, specifically in Australia and California. Although these flowers are pretty and can uplift the vibe of any space, all parts of the calla lily are toxic to humans and pets to ingest.
Thrives in partial or full diffused light. If you have hot and humid summer weather, your calla lilies might do better in a spot with partial shade. If you have a more temperate summer climate, your calla lilies can handle full sunlight.
Water once a week or more frequently if experiencing hot or drought-like conditions. Calla lily plants potted indoors will need constant moisture, as pots will dry out sooner than ground plantings.
Sick Plant Signs
Yellow leaves, wet potting mix: Overwatering
Leaf drop: Low light, moisture-stress
Drooping, leaf curl, dry potting mix: Underwatering