Plants

Wild calla

How to water the wild calla

In spring and summer, the wild calla does not need abundant watering, in fact, even just a moist soil may be sufficient. In winter it does not need water, while after having planted it in the earth and after having placed some soil on the tuber it is good to carry out a short watering. Since the plant is wild it knows how to take care of itself without much attention. Its flowers are calla-like white to keep indoors and bloom in spring. Its fruits, on the other hand, appear after a month and turn red, but they cannot be eaten because they are poisonous. While in autumn the plant remains quite bare, but with new stems waiting for next spring. In addition, the wild calla emits heat during flowering; this phenomenon is due to transpiration.

How to grow wild calla


There are thirty different varieties of wild calla, some of which are spontaneous in Italy and more precisely in Sardinia and Puglia, below 1000 meters. The wild calla is sown in autumn using the seeds of its berries or grown by dividing the tubers, but in summer. It grows well in humus, drained and soft soil. To start the cultivation, make a hole of about ten centimeters where to put the tuber straight. Then cover it with compact earth and water immediately. The wild calla is easily cultivated and is kept equally simple, plus it is a really beautiful and elegant plant with long, green leaves and berries and flowers that are very pleasant to see. It is certainly for the garden, but the domestic one also decorates the house or the veranda very well.

How to fertilize the wild calla


The wild calla is a perennial plant, but before planting its bulb in the earth it is necessary to arrange the soil with soil to compact and fertilize and then immediately water. It will grow by itself and without problems, even if the earth must be damp especially in April for flowering, and a specific fertilizer must be used when the leaves appear. In the end, calla lily is a plant that should not be pruned. However, as it grows over the years it is advisable to place it a little distant from the other plants in the garden, in order to give it the opportunity to fully develop. The wild calla does not require particular and frequent care because it appears as a sufficiently resistant and strong plant. An interesting use could be precisely that of planting the wild calla in areas where other species would not grow.

Wild Calla: Exposure and Diseases of Wild Calla


The wild calla should be placed in the light for a few hours a day, to encourage flowering and if in winter the cold is really freezing it is advisable to cover it using a cloth. Among the most important diseases and parasites of the calla can be found for example: mites, fungi, insects, viruses and bacteria. Here then are numerous chemical defense methods that help the plant to defeat the various threats. In fact, the leaves that are attacked will have yellowish or reddish spots due to the death of the cells that are emptied of the liquid. These parasites sting the leaves, but also the tuber. In the case of diseases and insects it is good to always take care of the plant even if you think it is very resistant and indestructible. In fact, the infestation could even cause a total debilitation.

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