Calla Grow Kit

Calla in Pot Growing Instructions (Indoor-Outdoor):

1. Drop growing medium pellet in a container; add 2.5 cups (20 fluid ounces or 0.6 liter) of water. Stir premium grow mix to aerate. Fill planter 2/3 of the way full with the premium grow mix.
2. Place bulbs in premium grow mix, sprouts facing up. Look for the side that shows multiple sprout buds. In doubt, plant bulb sideways. Add additional grow mix around and on the bulb, making sure the top of the bulb is planted about 1'' below soil level.
3. Keep at room temperature (63°F-70°F), a bright location and keep the growing mixture lightly moist. 
4. When the flowers bloom, keep out of direct sunlight to prolong the flowering period.

Blooms in 10-12 weeks after planting.

Caution: Do not eat ornamental bulbs. Protect all surfaces from product as condensation, staining or scratching may occur. Planting period: January-May after frost. Flower Height 24”

Calla in Planter/Garden Instructions (Outdoor):

Calla Lily rhizomes grow best when planted at max. 2 inches deep. When planting in a planter, be sure that it is at least 6 inches (15 cm) in diameter and well-draining. Standard potting soil is a good mixture for this plant. While Calla Lilies consistently need moist soil, improper drainage can cause rot and fungal diseases. The soil should be moist, but definitely not too soggy.

Calla plants grown in planters are usually watered when the first inch or two of the soil is dry to the touch. Brown foliage tips can indicate overwatering. The Calla Lily normally doesn’t need fertilizer. Should you desire better growth, we recommend to use a regular all-purpose house plant fertilizer and follow the instructions on its packaging.

Calla Lilies grow best when placed in a location where they can receive about six hours of sunlight each day. You can start planting Calla Lilies outside when the nighttime temperatures do not dip below 55°F (12°C). Calla Lilies are not winter-hardy and need to be dug up in zones 7 and below.

About the Calla: 

Planting these Callas is an easy process. They like moist, well-drained soil and should not be planted too deep. Best is to plant them at a max. of 2 inches deep so the tops of the tubers can be at ground level. Especially when planted outdoors it's best to plant them in a sunny location. Being native to Africa, they will really appreciate a warm environment. It is recommended to apply some fertilizer every two weeks until its gorgeous flowers fade.
 
Please note that it is also possible to start growing your Callas early, simply plant them in a container approximately 6 weeks or more prior to the outdoor planting time.

How to take care of your Callas in pots after flowering:

After the flowering period, you can lift your Callas and store them throughout the remainder of the year.* Just cut them back at the ground level and dig them up at the end of their flowering time.

Dust off soil and place the Calla tubers somewhere cool and dry (i.e. on a newspaper) for several days, this allows them to really dry off. These can now be stored in a dark, dry area and a cool (60°F-70°F) spot in some dry peat moss until the new growing season starts again. 

Once the planting season arrives, you can plant your Callas again and enjoy their beauty year after year! 

How to take care of your Callas in your garden after flowering (Zone 7 and below):

After the flowering period, you can lift your Callas and store them throughout winter and plant again in spring.* Just cut them off at the ground level and dig them up at the end of their flowering time. Should you live in a warm climate (zone 7 and up), then you can leave the Callas in the soil.

Dust off soil and place the Calla tubers somewhere cool and dry (i.e. on a newspaper) for several days, this allows them to really dry off. These can now be stored in a dark, dry area and a cool spot in some dry peat moss until the beginning of the growing season. Once spring arrives and the temperatures turn mild, you can plant your Calla in the planter again and enjoy their beauty year after year!

*Please note that TotalGreen Holland cannot guarantee re-growth and blooms after the first year.


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