Calla lily or arum lily (Zantedeschia Aethiopica) is a plant from the Araceae family. They are native to Lesotho, South Africa, and Swaziland. They are bulbous perennials that produce white flowers. They prefer waterlogged places such as ponds. The planting medium should be in the form of mud or muddy soil. Etymologically, it is also known as trumpet or arum lily. They belong to the Araceae group which also includes philodendrons. It means that it is not related to other arum flowers. The Latin name of it is Zantedeschia Aethiopica. It comes from South Africa and thrives in the country and surrounding countries.
They are not technically part of the Lilium family. However, they are another type of flower that blooms similar to lilies. According to the language of classical Victorian flowers and ancient Greek tradition, the most common meaning of it is beauty and incomparable beauty. They also represent resurrection and rebirth, as these always grow again after winter. In Christianity, they have the meaning of faith and purity. Because these can grow in a vase even when picked and are frost resistant they are often a sign of overcoming challenges. It looks like a trumpet also has the meaning of life and innocence of youth.
This perennial has great potential as an ornamental plant because it has such beautiful flowers. They have no petals. But the shape of an upright funnel and there is a pistil sticking out in the middle of the flower. Looks simple but very elegant. The most common of them are the white ones. But actually, there are many color variants such as calla lily red, green, orange, purple, etc.
Women are closely related to flowers. But every woman may like different flowers, one of which is arum Lilium. Its enthusiasts are known as people who like minimalist designs. She believes that less is more. And simplicity brings many good things in life. Just like a Lilium that doesn’t need a lot of constant care and attention, so too are women who love them. She doesn’t really like everyday makeup. She exudes a simple, long-lasting beauty without the need for overdoing it.
This perennial is a flowering plant that has tubers or rhizomes. This bulb is quite large. These tubers are ready to be developed. If there are shoots around the surface of the tuber, it means the tuber is fit to produce new plants. It likes waterlogged places such as ponds. So you should use a planting medium in the form of muddy soil or mud. Mix the glebe with an organic fertilizer in a ratio of 2:1. Add additional burnt husks to prevent the glebe from compacting.
You can directly plant bulbs that already have many buds on the prepared planting media. Make sure the tubers are 3 or 4 inches deep in the soil. Then flush with water. Water it until the soil is moist. Try not to get the soil muddy with water. It can make the tubers rot. Then place the coir on the ground to control the soil moisture. They are one of those plants that won’t grow too big. They are one of those plants that won’t grow too big. So you can grow it in a pot or directly in the land.
After you plant it, you only need to follow the series of care. You just put it in a shady place to keep it from direct sunlight. Then watering is done regularly at the beginning of planting. After that, do it to keep the soil moist. During the dry season, you should water it as often as possible so that the plants do not wither due to lack of water. Meanwhile, fertilize it at least once every 10 – 12 days.
It is a flower for Christian religious holidays, such as Easter and Christmas. It is a symbol of the resurrection of Jesus or being reborn in a broader sense. In addition, the white color has a meaning of purity and purity. You can gift this flower pot instead of a bouquet, and give a loved one to take care of the calla lily. In addition, you can also gift this to a friend or relative who has just given birth to a baby or if you are visiting a relative’s child’s birthday. To congratulate a friend or partner on the achievement, you can gift yellow or orange calla lilies.
In addition to white, they also have colors that are no less beautiful. Choose these colors for gifts for your loved ones. Bright yellow and oranges symbolize happiness, growth, and change. You can give it as a birthday present. The orange color is also suitable for your friend who has just celebrated his birth. Light purple or light blue conveys an impression of elegance and beauty to the recipient. Bringing it on your first date is brilliant. Make it a representative of your admiration for her beauty.
Dark purple is a representation of power and royalty or luxury. You can choose it as a gift for your friend’s business opening. You can use pink to attract the opposite sex and express admiration. Choose this color if you plan to express your feelings. Dark red means passion and intense expression. It is perfect as a wedding anniversary or valentine’s gift.
The thing you need to remember is not to give it to children. It is because they are known as poisonous plants. The poison in it can kill a cat. It also makes them have the nickname as bad luck plants. Place it in a position that your pet cannot reach if you plan to grow it at home. Its plants that grow can produce beautiful calla lily. These are popular cut flowers for decoration and popularly made replicas of a calla lily. Besides being beautiful, this is also tolerant of diseases and is resistant to cold weather. Elegant flowers that you should have.