Plants

Wild Calle

The wild calle

Wild calla lilies are plants that are part of the Araceae family. They are known by many different names, such as arum italicum, because they are very common in the Italian regions, or pan di snake, grass snake and many others. In particular, the name arum derives from the Greek word aron, which literally means heat: this name was not given by chance, because this plant really emits heat during the period of full bloom. The wild callait is a perennial plant that grows spontaneously in various Italian regions, especially in the undergrowth and in the areas adjacent to rivers, because it is a species that loves the shade or areas that are at most partially shaded. The flowers it produces are white or yellow and closely resemble those of the common calla, used for ornamental purposes for bouquets and decorations during ceremonies. It is for this reason that the arun is commonly called wild calla. The flowers bloom in spring, while after a month or so the berries, red or orange fruits, appear.

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Wild calla lilies how to plant them


The wild callethey are perennial and bulbous plants, so to plant them you need to bury tubers that are easily found on the market. The bulb should be placed at a depth of just over ten centimeters and must stand upright, and then be covered with soil. In this regard, before planting the soil must be prepared, using a soil rich in humus which must then be compacted, fertilized and watered immediately after placing the tuber. Once the tuber has been properly buried, the wild calla will not need very demanding care because it is a strong and resistant plant to grow independently and develop without problems. However, two fundamental things must be remembered: the soil must always be kept moist during flowering, which generally occurs in April,

Wild calla cares


The wild callethey do not require special attention, however there are some precautions to follow. It is a plant that does not need pruning but we must also consider the fact that it tends to grow a lot over the years: for this reason it is advisable to always plant it at a certain distance from other plants, so it will have the necessary space to fully develop. It is best then to place it in a bright position, where during flowering it receives direct sunlight for a few hours a day. The soil must be fresh, soft and rich in organic matter. If in winter the temperatures are very low, it is advisable to cover the specimen with a specific cloth. During the summer, watering must be regular but never excessive, while in winter it can also be suspended completely.

Wild Calle Curiosities


The wild calla are flowers known since ancient times, when they had a very deep meaning: according to the ancient priests these flowers had magical powers and were used to drive away evil spirits and to protect children. According to an ancient popular tradition, the stem of the wild calla was also used against worms. This plant produces very pretty flowers and, at the end of flowering, berries appear in their place: these fruits, however, are not edible, on the contrary, they are poisonous so you have to be very careful if you have children in the house. Then there is a singular phenomenon that characterizes this plant: during the flowering period it emits heat and can exceed the external temperature by up to ten degrees. This event occurs thanks to the perspiration of the spadix. Worldwide,

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