Common Name: Mango Calla Lily
Botanical Name: zantedeschia aethiopica ‘Mango’
The Mango Calla Lily embodies sophistication with its timeless vase-shaped flowers, elongated leaves, and slender silhouette. These indoor plants form from bulbs (rhizomes) and will bloom for many weeks indoors, but 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. Re-pot the bulbs in a few months and begin to water again once spring arrives, and your Mango Calla Lily will grow again!
Mango Calla Lily needs full sun or very intense indirect light when growing indoors. If your plant doesn’t get 6-8 hours of intense bright light, it will begin to decline.
Your Mango 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.
You might need to transplant it yearly, depending on how fast your Mango 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!
Mango 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 Mango Calla Lily quenched and healthy, but it is not essential if you are using it to decorate a table setting or for your 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 Mango 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!
Mango 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!
A Mango 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
Mango Calla Lily plants are toxic to pets! Foe!
- Be sure to re-pot your Mango Calla Lily plants bulbs in a few months and begin to water again once spring has arrived. After that, your Calla Lily will start to grow again!
- This plant makes excellent cutting flowers.
- Please keep it away from cold windows and frequently used doors in winter to extend their blooming period.