Captain Violetta Calla Lily

A Beginner's Guide to Captain Violetta Calla Lily Plant Care | All you Need to Grow

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Common Name: Captain Violetta Calla Lily
Botanical Name: zantedeschia aethiopica ‘Captain Violetta’


Are you looking for a super chic plant? We may just have the right suggestion for you! Captain Violetta Calla Lily is so lovely in appearance and will add elegance to your home! 
This indoor plant forms from bulbs and will bloom for many weeks indoors; however, once the flowers and foliage have finished displaying their wonder, you can cut the leaves back to the soil line and place them in a cool dark setting.

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When growing indoors, your Captain Violetta Calla Lily needs full sun or very intense indirect light. If your plant doesn’t get 6-8 hours of intense bright light, it will begin to decline. 


Captain Violetta Calla Lillie’s roots can never dry out completely. Be prepared to soak the soil every time you water this plant and drain any extra water from the grow pot or cover the pot where you display your plant. Watering should be reduced once the plant enters dormancy. This is usually during the winter months. In the summer, your plant may need to be watered more often. However, do not overwater your plant. 


You might need to transplant it yearly, depending on how fast your Captain Violetta Calla Lily grows. We recommend using a soil mixture rich in organic matter, has good drainage, and is light and loose. Most bagged potting soil will be fine, but avoid potting mixes that contain moisture-retaining crystals, as they can keep the soil wet for long periods. This can lead to root damage. Be adventurous and learn how to create your own universal potting soil mixture 


Captain Violetta Calla Lilies love warm temperatures, but they will grow perfectly fine in average household temperatures between 65-75°F. Please keep it away from cold windows and frequently used doors in winter to extend their blooming period. This plant is cold-sensitive, and prolonged exposure to icy air will cause severe damage to the foliage and flowers!


Extra dampness in the air will help keep your Captain Violetta Calla Lily quenched and healthy. Still, it is not essential if you use it to decorate a table or holiday decor. If you intend to keep it as a houseplant, consider increasing the humidity around it to keep its leaf tips from browning. A naturally humid spot, like a kitchen or bathroom, is a good fit. Using a humidifier or a pebble tray with water can give your Captain Violetta Calla Lily some extra moisture and is a good solution during the winter or in a dry climate. Learn how to increase the humidity of your houseplants!


Captain Violetta Calla Lilies do not require a lot of feeding or fertilizing after they have started to bloom. Water with a ¼-strength diluted complete liquid fertilizer every few weeks, a few months before they are estimated to bloom! Hold off on fertilizing the plant during the fall and winter after it has gone dormant!

Growth Rate

A Captain Violetta Calla Lily plant is a fast-growing indoor plant that can grow to 24" in height when given proper care during the growing season! The flowers (spathes) can reach up to 3 in size. It will rarely grow taller than 36", but it can spread out horizontally if re-potted into a larger container.

Pet Friend or Foe

Captain Violetta Calla Lily plants are toxic to pets! Foe!

Pro Tips

  1. Captain Violetta Calla Lily is toxic. Make sure to keep this plant away from pets and small children!
  2. Remove any dead flowers. You can cut the stem close to the base of the plant, which will help your plant to continue to bloom!
  3. Always keep the soil moist. During summer, your plant may need to be watered more often. However, be sure not to overwater! 

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