Do calla lillies do best in sun or shade and do they need special food?
Calla lilies need full sun for most of the day.
Additionally, in order for Calla Lilies to perform better there
are a couple more steps or precautions you should know.
1. Place where they are sheltered from prevailing winds.
2. Calla Lilies like a warm top and a cool bottom, therefore
find a place where the lower portion if in a pot is shaded, same
with planting in a garden. I have mine beside my well house on the
northeast corner so the roof of the well house provides shade for
only the ground under the plant, its perfect. The bulb of your
plant should not reach much beyond 77 degrees, or you will risk the
plant going into stress which could cause the bulbs to rot. Just
remember hot headed calla lily, that is how I can remember the top
likes hot and the root cool. Just be warned that placing them in
full shade can cause slow growth, and colors that are not their
full potential as light is critical.
3. The soil must stay moist. This can be best maintained if the
potting mix is that of peat or compost rich which will hold
moisture. Water at once a week, or more often if necessary. Adding
pine bark, or wood chips on bed around plants will also help retain
4. pH is best at 6.5