The Zantedeschia Calla is originally a South African swamp plant and is derived from the family of the Arctic frogs (Araceae). This family consists of monocotyledonous plants. The flowers are collected on a fleshy vein, surrounded by a bract. This banner is often attractively colored.
In 1725 the Calla was discovered by the then European governor. He sent a number of copies to Europe, which has grown into a beloved room and terrace plant.
Calla is a marsh plant that firmly anchors in banks. The plant grows from South Africa to Malawi, often in places where rainwater drainage is impeded. This creates a short swampy situation in which Calla stores moisture in its spheres. And those who help him through the dry periods.
Calla's tubers are from California. These tubers are two years old and are groomed in the nursery. The cultivation period depends on the species and period in which it is planted and varies between 10 and 16 weeks. The Calla is available during the period from February to December.
The Calla is an easy plant that does not make any special demands. The Calla is best grown at a temperature between 10 and 20 degrees Celsius. In a non-warm room the flowers will last longer. The Calla also tolerates lower temperatures, but will not grow anymore.
He is best at his right to a light place with a moist, well-drained soil. That means two or four times a week a strong spout of water as long as the plant is flourishing. There must be no water in the pot.
Zantedeschia Calla is an easy-to-eat plant and produces bloom pleasure for weeks.