HOW TO GROW AND CARE FOR ARUM LILIES

HOW TO GROW AND CARE FOR ARUM LILIES

The Arum Lily is a spectacular plant with its snow white flower and deep green leaves. These unique flowers normally bloom in summer and early fall and are easy to grow. As with many attractive plants it should not be eaten since it is highly poisonous. Although most of us would not contemplate this, it is as well to be aware. This information comes from an article I found on the Balcony Garden Web site.
arum-lily

A beautiful and spectacular flower, arum lily care and growing is easy. It is ideal to decorate gardens, terraces and balconies.?Arum lily, also called ?calla lily? is a perennial from Araceae family.
Its rigid and vertical flower stalk ends in a spathe flared funnel that hides a yellow or orange spadix. Arum lily flowers usually bloom in summer to early fall and are very unique and marvelous to watch.
USDA Zones? 8 ? 11, *can be grown in cooler zones with care in winter
Difficulty? Easy
Other Names? Calla Lily,
Soil pH? Slightly Acidic to Neutral

Toxicity

Calla lily is an extremely toxic plant. It is advised to plant it away from the reach of children as it should not be eaten under any circumstances, and care must be taken with its sap when cutting or pruning, as this is very irritating.

Arum Lily Care and How to Grow it

Propagation and?Arum Lily Planting

The simplest and quickest solution for growing arum lily is to multiply it by division of rhizomes or plant bulbs.?You can also grow it from seeds:?Sow seeds on the surface of a hot and humid soil in spring or summer.?Keep them in a bright location.?Germination takes place between 1 and 3 months.?The ideal germination and growing temperature is around 60 F (15 C).
*In tropics and warmer zones: USDA Zones 8 ? 11 or other parts of the world, grow it anytime, when temperature stables around 60 F.

In the garden

Plant arum in spring, in a humus rich soil, 15 cm deep with a spacing of 30-40 cm between each plant. Water?generously during the growing season without leaving the soil dry between two watering spells.

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