The room calla - flower with high standards

The room calla - flower with high standards

The right location for the room calla

A room calla needs a lot of light, but does not tolerate direct sunlight. So she needs some sun protection in the flower window over midday.

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It is even better if you place the plant in a tub or pot on the terrace over the summer. Make sure, however, that it does not get too much blazing sun and that it is a little sheltered from the wind.

Room calla in the flower window is often afflicted by spider mites and aphids. Watch the houseplants carefully so that you can take countermeasures in a timely manner.

Flowering plant with a claim

  • Keep moist during flowering
  • Spray with water once a week
  • Fertilize regularly
  • Cut off what has faded and dried up
  • Let it dry out after the flowering period
  • Hibernate in a pot or as a flower bulb

When pouring the room calla, you need a little tact. The soil must never dry out, especially during the flowering period. Regular fertilizers provide the plant with enough nutrients. But it shouldn't be too much fertilizer.

During the rest period after the flowering period, the calla must no longer be watered or fertilized. It is then placed in a cooler place and used again to warmer temperatures and moisture from January.

Zimmerkalla is very sensitive to germs and bacteria in the potting soil. You should therefore repot the houseplants in fresh potting soil every spring.

During the break, the indoor plants gather new strength

In their homeland in South Africa, the calla grows in a location that is very humid during flowering, but very dry during rest.

In order for the Zimmerkalla to thrive properly, it is important to replicate this change.

The flowering period must be followed by a break of at least ten weeks, or even better two months, during which the indoor plants can gather new strength.

Tips & Tricks

Callas not only cut a good figure as indoor plants. In the flower bed, too, the eye-catching bracts that surround the flower head provide colorful accents in the garden. In winter, however, the tubers have to be overwintered indoors.