How to grow Zantedeschia pentlandii

Zantedeschia pentlandii growing geophyte of the genus Zantedeschia also known as Calla lily, Zantedeschia pentlandii perennial plant can grow as deciduous in dry summer, evergreen in wet areas, used as ornamental drought tolerant cut flower plants, can grow in mediterranean, subtropics, tropics climate, desert or as houseplant and growing in hardiness zone 9+.

Leaves green with white dots, grow like on stems and look like little bit like elephant ear, in every group of leaves grow in the middle one flower.

Zantedeschia pentlandii flower

Flower color can be: yellow, orange, red, purple, black or more than on color, in a shape of cone 0.5-1 m high, yellow (spadix) spike in the middle.

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Requirements for Zantedeschia pentlandii growing and care:

Heavy soil, also can grow in flooded soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Bulb/ Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
Yes, Vegetative reproduction

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring / Summer / Autumn

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
In the end of the flower season, dead leaf

How to prune:
Cut the leaves from the base

Size of the plant?
0.5-1 m, 20-40 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Shade / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring / Summer not in dry place / Autumn

General information about the flower
Flower color can be yellow, orange, red, purple, black or more than on color, shape of cone, yellow spike in the middle

Scientific name:

Zantedeschia aethiopica

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