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How many hours of sun do calla lilies need?

How many hours of sun do calla lilies need?

about six hours
Calla lilies grow best in full sun to part shade. In containers, it is recommended that calla lilies be placed in a location where they can receive about six hours of sunlight each day. The ideal temperatures for container grown calla lilies are daytime temperatures between 60 and 75 degrees F.

Is a calla lily an indoor or outdoor plant?

Although an outdoor plant by nature, the Calla Lily will perform wonderfully as an indoor plant. Keeping this rhizome happy indoors is a matter of paying attention to some very basic growing conditions. The Zantedeschia aethiopica is native to southern Africa.

How do you take care of a calla lily outside?

Outdoor Calla Lily Care Outdoor calla lilies need to be watered when the soil gets slightly dry. However, take care not to overwater them as they dislike soggy soil. Typically, outdoor calla lily bulbs will start to sprout within eight weeks of planting – all they need is well-drained, porous soil.

What do you do with potted calla lilies after they bloom?

Once the calla lily plant has stopped blooming, stop providing water to it. Allow it to go bone dry. The foliage will die back and the plant will appear to be dead. Place it in a cool (not cold) dark place for two months.

What kind of light does a calla lily need?

Light Requirements. Calla lilies prefer full sun or part shade, though their blooms will be less impressive in shaded conditions. In areas where summers are long and hot, calla lilies often do better in partially shaded environments where they can get a break from afternoon sun. In cooler environments, they tolerate full sunlight well.

Do you need to fertilize calla lilies every year?

In cooler areas (zones 3-7), calla lilies are usually treated as annuals, with new bulbs planted each spring. The bulbs may be dug up and overwintered indoors, but you may not get the same results the second year. If want to try saving your calla lilies for next year, here’s what to do. Fertilize the plants throughout the growing season.

How tall do calla lilies grow in the winter?

The natural range of zantedeschia includes areas with defined rainy seasons occurring either in the summer or in the winter. The different species have adapted to this environment and bloom in the dry season. As diversely adopted to climatic conditions is the growing habit. While some species grow fairly compact, others may grow up to 6 feet tall.

Where is the best place to plant calla lilies?

In cool climates, a warm, sunny location is best. ZONE: Calla lilies are winter hardy in zones 8-10. In colder areas they can either be grown as annuals or can be dug up in the fall and stored indoors for replanting the next spring. Reference the USDA Hardiness zone map here.