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Calla

About Calla

Wild Calla is a small, rhizomatous, aquatic perennial with heart-shaped leaves and showy flowers and fruits during the summer. Colonies are frequently found in shallow waters of bogs, rivers, lakes, ponds, or swamps. The plant is native to Alaska, Canada, the northern United States, northern Europe, and northern Asia.

Taxonomy

Calla palustris
Calla
Araceae
Alismatales

Also known as

Bog arum, Bog arum, Water arum, Marsh calla, Wild calla, Squaw claw and Water-arum

How to care for Calla

Water

How often to water your Calla

Water needs for Calla
0.5 cups
every 9

Calla needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Calla

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Bog arum in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Calla: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Calla may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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Nutrients

How to fertilize Calla

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Calla: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Calla after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Calla is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!


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Care Summary for Calla

Calla

Calla


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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