Plant Care Wild Calla

Wild Calla

About Wild 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.


Calla palustris

Also known as

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

How to care for Wild Calla


How often to water your Wild Calla

Water needs for Wild Calla
0.5 cups
every 9

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

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 Wild Calla

Water 0.5 cups every

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

Plant care guide for Wild Calla in San Antonio, Texas

San Antonio, Texas

56% Medium

Growing Wild Calla in San Antonio right now

Light needs for plant Wild Calla in San Antonio, Texas

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

December 5th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in San Antonio is currently low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in deter…

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Light needs for plant Wild Calla in San Antonio, Texas

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 17.5% ☀️

December 5th, 2021

San Antonio is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in San Antonio is expected to decrease by 17.5% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.1 megajoules of energy pe…

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Light needs for plant Wild Calla in San Antonio, Texas

Daylight will decrease by 0.7 hours 📉

December 4th, 2021

This month, San Antonio is getting an average of 8.9 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 6.1% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.1 total hours of …

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Finding light for Bog arum in your home

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

Wild 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..️

San Antonio, Texas currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample light ☀️.


How to fertilize Wild Calla

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

When to repot Wild Calla

Nutrient needs for plant Wild Calla in San Antonio, Texas

Is this a good time of year to repot? Yes! 🪴

December 3rd, 2021

The growing potential in San Antonio is medium 👌.

It's best to repot plants during their active growing periods when they have the energy to re-establish their roots! This is a great time to repot…

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Difficulty Level

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

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Care Summary for Wild Calla

Wild Calla

Wild Calla

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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