Early spring is an exciting time of year, perennial bulbs start to emerge with the hope of warmer days to come. There are lots of great gardening projects you can start indoors as you prepare for spring, like planting calla lily bulbs indoors in pots.
White Calla lily flowers are beautiful flowers, they often symbolize purity, holiness, and faithfulness. As the cone-line flowers blossom in spring, they have become symbols of youth and rebirth.
They are a popular cut flower and often used in wedding bouquets. Actually, a neighbour in our area actually grows beautiful calla lilies in the ditch in front of their house and sells the cut flowers for local weddings! Just one of the great ways to make some extra money from your homestead!
Bulbs are super easy to plant, and I much prefer planting bulbs than seeds in the fall and spring. In this post I'm going to show you just how easy it is to plant calla lily bulbs indoors during the fall/winter or early spring for beautiful blossoms as a gift for Mothers Day, Easter or to display at Church or in a wedding. Here we go!
HOW TO PLANT CALLA LILY BULBS INDOORS
Ready to learn how to plant Calla Lily Bulbs indoors? Once you have your materials listed below, planting your bulbs can easily be done in 3-5 minutes per pot at your kitchen sink. Read below for what you'll need.
MATERIALS FOR PLANTING CALLA LILIES
To plant Calla Lilies in pots, you're going to need some pretty obvious supplies…
Pots need to be at least 8-12 inches in diameter and well-draining. Tall pots do better and suit the style of the flower better than short round pots. The pots in my photo examples could honestly be taller but I just loved the pattern, the colour and the price!
This pot is beautiful!
Standard potting soil is a good mixture for this plant. Although, indoor plant soil mix also work very well.
Calla Lily bulbs are a Dutch bulb originating from Holland. I was able to find Holland bulbs also at the Dollar Store buy you could find them at any nursery.
You should be able to find all these supplies for planting calla lilies in pots at the dollar store. I was able to grab the bulbs for $2 each, the pots for $4 each and enough soil for 3 pots for $1. So for $20 you have a mothers day gift for your mother and mother in law or friend, and yourself! A pretty good deal!
HOW TO GROW YOUR CALLA LILIES
Calla Lily bulbs or rhizomes grow best when planted 1 inch deep in the soil in the centre of your pot.
Simply fill the pot 2/3 full of soil. Place the calla lily bulb so it is lying horizontally, with the eyes facing upward. Cover the bulb loosely and give it enough water to just dampen the soil. Cover the roots loosely with your potting mixture, and water the plant well.
HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR CALLA LILIES
Calla lilies planted in pots or containers are usually watered when the first inch or two of the soil is dry to the touch, they should be watered deeply and throughly.
Brown foliage tips can indicate over watering. The calla lily normally doesn't need fertilizer. Should you feel the need for better growth, I recommend using a regular all-purpose house plant fertilizer once a month.
Calla Lilies grown best when placed in a location where they will receive about 6 hours of sunlight each day.
CAN YOU PLANT CALLA LILIES OUTDOORS?
You can plant 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.