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calla lilies are acidophilic plants ?????? thanks
calla lilies are not acidophilic plants, so to cultivate these plants it is advisable to use universal soil, not particularly acidic or even particularly alkaline; generally they tend to develop well even in poor or heavy soils, even if rich in limestone. These plants have a squat tuber, from which the rooted root divides, for this reason more than thinking about the soil pH, it is good to consider the mixture of the substratum, which must be soft and well draining; soft, to allow the tubers to develop without encountering excessive resistance, in fact in the asphyxiated and excessively compact soils, all the plants that develop big underground organs, tend with the years to deteriorate. Well drained to prevent water stagnation from favoring the development of rot, which can completely ruin the tubers and therefore the entire plant.
The calla lilies are not plants that require great care, generally they develop without problems, just place them in a fairly sheltered corner and not too sunny, so that they can enjoy the cool shade for a few hours a day, especially in the hottest , and especially in the summer. Watering must be fairly regular, every time the soil dries, from when you see the first leaves sprout, until the flowers fade.
The colored streets in reality belong to different species compared to the large white streets, and tend to show greater needs; also these do not need particularly acid soil, but need more regular watering, not bearing drought; at the same time they do not bear even stagnation, so it is important to water them, taking care not to leave the soil moist for a long time. As soon as you see the foliage of your calla lilies sprouting, it begins to water, and every fifteen days you add a dose of fertilizer for flowering plants to the water of the watering plants, to maintain a high level of mineral salts in the growing substrate.
As with most bulbous plants, the calla lilies also set aside the nutrients necessary for flowering the following year in the tuber; for this reason it is essential to allow the plant to develop a beautiful lush foliage, given that the nutrients that make up the tuber are produced by photosynthesis; fortunately the calla lilies have a prolonged flowering, it is however good to take care of the foliage even when all the flowers have withered, and cultivate it until it naturally dries up, on the arrival of the first cold autumns.