White Calla Lily

A Beginner's Guide to White Calla Lily | All you Need to Grow

Family: Aracaeae    
Common Name: White Calla Lily
Botanical Name: Zantedeschia aethiopica


Introducing the White Calla Lily! This plant blooms in the summertime and symbolizes purity and innocence. It’s absolutely beautiful when used for wedding bouquets – let us just tell you! White Calla Lily has the ability to grow to a mature height of 2-3 feet tall.
A simple, yet oh so gorgeous plant... you SO need this beauty in your life!

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When growing indoors, your White 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. 


White 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 White 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!


White 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 White 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 White 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!


White 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 White 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

White Calla Lily plants are toxic to pets! Foe!

Pro Tips

  1. At all costs, keep your beautiful White Calla Lily away from any heat sources and air conditioning vents.
  2. Make sure to expose your plant to bright, indirect sunlight.
  3. Once the leaves have died, cut them off at the level of the soil. 

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