More Than Just Your Average Lily

Meet the Zantedeschia aethiopica, a plant that goes by many names but never fails to leave a lasting impression. Known as the Calla Lily, Arum Lily, and even the Pig-Lily, this plant is a versatile beauty that brings a touch of elegance to any setting.

Zantedeschia aethiopica

Dappled To Full Sun

Flexible for areas with filtered light or plenty of sunshine.

Moderate Water Needs

Needs regular watering (multiple times a week), but can manage occasional variations.

Clay or Sandy Soils Preferred

Grows in clay or sandy soils, which can present challenges in soil structure and stability.

Highly Adaptable Soil pH

Suitable for all pH environments, from acidic to alkaline.

Moderate Human Safety Concerns

This plant may cause irritation or mild reactions.

Safe for Pets

No known safety risks to pets and livestock.


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About Zantedeschia aethiopica

The Zantedeschia aethiopica stands tall at 2-3 feet with a width of 1-2 feet. Its vivid, verdant leaves are streaked with character, while its milky-white flowers are a sight for sore eyes. But don't be fooled by its delicate appearance. This plant is a hardy perennial that's as tough as it is beautiful.

Did you know that the Zantedeschia aethiopica is a favorite among bumblebees? These buzzing buddies can't resist the allure of this plant's perfumed flowers.

Also known as

Arum lily
Calla lily
Common Calla Lily
Common arum lily
Common calla
Common calla-lily
Lily of the Nile
White arum-lily

Our design recommendations

The Zantedeschia aethiopica is a versatile plant that can be used for feature and boundary planting. Its spectacular flowers make it a great choice for collective planting, adding a touch of elegance to any garden. This plant is a great addition to indoor greenery, water gardens, and riversides. It can also thrive in vessels, making it a perfect choice for those with limited outdoor space.