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How to Grow Zantedeschia aethiopica Plants in your Garden

Gardener's HQ Guide to Growing Arum lily

Arum lily

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Zantedeschia aethiopica Growing and Care Guide

  • Scientific Name: Zantedeschia aethiopica
  • Common Name: Arum lily
  • Growing Zone: USA: 8 to 10
  • Life Cycle / Plant Type: Indoor Plant, Perennial

Plant Details

  • Plant Height (Inches): 24 to 36
  • Plant Spread (Inches): 12 to 24
  • Time of Bloom: Late spring through mid-summer
  • Flower Details: White
  • Leaf Foliage: Green
  • Fruit:
  • Growth Form: Upright / erect

Ideal Growing Conditions

  • Best Light Conditions: Partially shady to full sunlight
  • Rate of Growth: Quick
  • Suitable Soil Types: Loamy, Neutral
  • Soil Moisture: Moist/Wet

Caring Conditions

  • Care:
  • Level of Maintenance: Medium
  • Propagation: Propagate by division in spring
  • How to Prune: Not needed
  • Pests: aphids, Japanese beetles
  • Diseases: Usually pest free, Rhizome rot

Further Information

  • Can Attract:
  • Tolerant of:
  • Best Garden Use: Border, Container Garden, Specimen
  • Family:
  • Closely Related Species:
  • Miscellaneous: Attractive foliage, Is not a native plant of N. America, Naturalizing, Some parts are poisonous, Wetlands plant, Suitable for cut flowers, Fragrant flowers, Attractive flowers / blooms
  • Genus Detail: Zantedeschia
  • Further Reading and References: Here and Here