Ethnobotanical Dictionary
Calla lily

Zantedeschia aethiopica

It is a lively and perennial herbaceous plant, native to South Africa, which can grow up to 1.5 m. tall. Its leaves are basal, sagittate and petiolated. It produces 2 to 3 flowers per bulb, each one shaped like a funnel calyx with an erect spadix. Propagation occurs by the division of rhizomes. It prefers warm, shady or semi-shaded environments. Since it is a semi-aquatic plant, it should never remain dry. It requires abundant irrigation during its growth, and less toward the end of its flowering period.

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It is a highly valued ornamental plant due to the attractiveness of its flowers.

Zantedeschia aethiopica