Here in the desert the calla lily can be grown in the ground if sheltered from the hot sun & the winter’s cold. This one was from my neighbor’s plant. I love how this has bloomed during Holy Week. – Happy Easter!
Zantedeschia aethiopica (common names Lily of the Nile, Calla lily, Easter lily, Arum lily, Varkoor, an Afrikaans name meaning pig’s ear); syn. Calla aethiopica L., Richardia africana Kunth, Richardia aethiopica (L.) Spreng., Colocasia aethiopica (L.) Spreng. ex Link) is a species in the family Araceae, native to southern Africa in Lesotho, South Africa, and Swaziland
All calla lilies have much in common with each other. They are grown from a specialized type of bulb or tuber, known as a rhizome. Calla lilies also share comparable growing habits and cultivation requirements. All possess remarkably similar but unique physical characteristics, making them very easy to identify as callas.
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