Botanical Name: Zantedeschia rehmannii
Pink Calla Lily has become favorite house plant, and it's easy to see why!
Its charming, funnel-shaped blooms may be pink, rose, lavender or violet. It is a smaller plant (growing up to 16 in/40 cm) than the white or yellow varieties. Its long, tapered leaves are deep green, often with faint white spots.
You'll find these petite pink callas for sale in nurseries and online flower delivery sites in late winter, spring and summer. You can now buy lilies in florist's shops around the holidays, too.
Soooo...you've purchased your Zantedeschia rhizomes and they're still in the bag. Wondering what to do next? Relax. They're easy to grow. Just keep them warm and moist and you should see those colorful calla blooms in about 8 weeks.
Here are the steps to take next:
Wondering what to do after the flowers are spent? Read on...
This beautiful plant will bloom for 4-6 weeks, then can be brought back to bloom the next year. Here are the steps:
Flowers are triggered by a cool, dry dormancy for at least 2 months. With this rest, you can force your callas to rebloom for 3-5 seasons.
When rhizomes stop producing a good show of flowers, it's time to replace them.
CAUTION: All parts of this plant are poisonous; the rhizome is the most toxic. Keep it out of the reach of children and pets who may play with or ingest this plant.
Origin: South Africa
Height: 12-16 in (30-40 cm)
Light: Bright light
Water: After potting rhizomes, keep the potting mix lightly moist. Increase water when plant is growing and blooming.
Humidity: Average room humidity
Temperature: Warm (70-85°F/21-29°C) while growing and flowering.
Soil: Peat moss based potting mix that drains well.
Fertilizer: Feed every 2 weeks with a high-phosphorus liquid fertilizer diluted by half while plant is growing.
Propagation: Rhizomes. See how-tos above for planting rhizomes.
The secret to keeping its blossoms fresh for several weeks is to keep the plant warm and well-watered.
A member of the Aroid (Araceae) family, pink callas are available in florist's shops and online gardening stores nearly year-round.