How to Plant Calla Lilies
- Dig a hole around 3-4 inches deep (there is a general rule when planting bulbs and that is to give the bulbs at least 2 times their height of soil above them), drop the bulb in, and cover with soil. Make sure you place the bulb the right way up – the growing tips (also known as ‘eyes’) should be facing upwards.
- If planting in the ground, leave approximately 6 inches between each bulb. If you are planting in containers, you can space them a little closer together, around 4 inches or so.
- After planting, water well so that the soil above the bulbs settles. When the bulbs are first planted, it’s important to water sparingly. Once the plants have a few leaves, you can begin watering more generously.
- After planting, it may take 2 weeks or more for the first calla shoots to appear. Once that happens, the plants grow quickly.
- Calla lily bulbs will flower in Summer. After the flowers die down, allow the plant to enjoy a rest period – there is no need to water much during this period.