Plant Care Calla Lily

Calla Lily

4.6 out of 5 (38 experiences)

Calla Lily has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Calla Lily has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves

About Calla Lily

The calla lily is a popular, elegant plant and not actually a lily at all! In fact, they’re more closely related to other houseplants like pothos and Monstera than actual lilies. The ‘flowers’ are also not flowers, but specialized leaves that protect the tiny blossoms on the stalk in the center. Their ‘flowers’ may last as long as two months and they will continue to rebloom over time in the right conditions.

Taxonomy

Zantedeschia aethiopica
Zantedeschia
Araceae
Alismatales

How to care for Calla Lily

Water

How often to water your Calla Lily

Water needs for Calla Lily
0.5 cups
every 9

Calla Lily 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 Lily

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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Finding light for Calla Lily in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Calla Lily: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Calla Lily love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Calla Lily does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Calla Lily in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Calla Lily

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Calla Lily: 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 Lily after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Calla Lily is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!


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Propagation
Yellow Leaves

Care Summary for Calla Lily

Calla Lily

Calla Lily


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft 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.

What other plant parents say

Calla Lily has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 18
Calla Lily has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 17
Calla Lily has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 13
Calla Lily has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 13
Calla Lily has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 8
Calla Lily has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 3
Spootyeh avatar
@Spootyeh
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 161 XP
globe Hamilton, Waikato
12/11/2021

This beauty re-seeds every year and grows beautifully. I never have to worry about it. When it dies off for the winter I just make sure to keep weeds out of it so it has a chance to grow again in spring

Fast grower Fast grower
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
Tessalou avatar
@Tessalou
leaf-1 37 Plants
xp 1,780 XP
globe Withcott, Queensland
11/22/2021

Beautiful flower. Waiting on the next bloom

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
Tessasplants avatar
@Tessasplants
leaf-1 35 Plants
xp 728 XP
10/10/2021

Beautiful flowers

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
Anutipop avatar
@Anutipop
leaf-1 8 Plants
xp 255 XP
globe Toronto, Ontario
07/30/2021

Just give a lot of love and she’ll be doing the rest ... it looks so cute with their beautiful shape 😍🥰

Survivor Survivor
Rikke avatar
@Rikke
leaf-1 9 Plants
xp 208 XP
globe Kongens Lyngby, Capital Region of Denmark
06/29/2021

It’s a hard beginner plant

Survivor Survivor
Katiekoleva avatar
@Katiekoleva
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 143 XP
globe Lancashire, England
05/30/2021

i don’t really know if mine needs a bigger plant pot or not

Browns easily Browns easily
Fast grower Fast grower
Shxndeigh avatar
@Shxndeigh
leaf-1 10 Plants
xp 169 XP
04/20/2021

so easy to take care of! i just water when it’s completely dry & it has given me 3 flowers ever since i bought it!

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