Calla Lily Information
398px-Zantedeschia aethiopica -1
Lily of the Nile

Scientific Name






So you are ready to plant Calla Lilies? Well, you have come to the right place. We've all the information you will need to get started and care for your plants. Remember you can post in the forum if you have any questions.

All About Calla LiliesEdit

Calla lilies are a popular flower around Easter. They have been cultivated and grown commerically since the early 1900s. Other names for the Calla lily include: Easter Lily, Arum Lily, Lily of the Nile, and Varkoor.

The flowers of the Calla are long and tubular with a single yellow pertrusion in the center. Many species of Callas can grow to be fairly large. The leaves of a calla can be up to a foot and a half long while the entire plant can be two to three feet tall.

Many cultivars of Calla lilies have been grown since the early 20th century. As a result, they are fairly easy to purchase at a local nursery or retail store. They are available in a myriad of colors from purple, pink, yellow and white.

Interestingly, Calla Lilies are neither true lilies or a member of the Calla genus of flowers.


Caring for Your PlantsEdit


The Zantedeschia species are poisonous due to the presence of calcium oxalate. All parts of the plant are toxic, and produce irritation and swelling of the mouth and throat, acute vomiting and diarrhea if consumed.