Zantedeschia aethiopica

Common Name : Calla lily, White Arum Lily, Common arum lily Botanical name : Zantedeschia aethiopica Family : Araceae

Zantedeschia aethiopica

Kingdom – Plantae

Order - Alismatales

Species - aethiopica

Genus - Zantedeschia

Cultivar name - zantedeschia aethiopica crowborough

Synonyms - Richardia africana, Calla moschata, Calla aethiopica

Category - Bulbs, Herb

Type/Life Cycle - Perennial

Origin / Native - South Africa

Height - 24 inches to 36 inches tall

Flowers- Large, pure white in color, funnel shaped spathe with yellow spadix

Foliage - Dark green, broad, glossy, deciduous or semi evergreen, 1 feet 5 inches long, heart-shaped leaves with wavy tip

Flowering season - Early spring, summer, fall

Flowering Month - May, june, july

Hazards - Dangerous, plant's parts are poisonous, dont eat

Propagation - Bulbs, tuber, dividing rhizomes, seeds

Fruits - Soft, orange yellow

Seeds - Grey

Attracts - Bees, birds

Growth Rate- Moderate

Good For- borders of the streams, architectural garden, edges & margins of a pond, baskets, containers

Uses - Ornamental plant, cut flowers

Light Requirement & Feature - Full sun, part shade, moist, humus-rich well drained soil

White calla lily
White calla lily

Calla lily-White spathe with yellow spadix
Calla lily-White spathe with yellow spadix

Photographs: Sridher Camera: Nikon D40x Location : Government Rose Garden, Ooty, Nilgris, Tamilnadu, India

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