Calla lilies orginiated from Southern Africa and has long been considered a flower of celebration. Originally is was used as a celebration of light, then a funeral flower and recently as one of the most used wedding flowers. Calla lilies are believed to symbolize purity, magnificance and beauty. Combined with color attributes, calla lilies can represent a wealth of meanings.
The calla lily belongs to the Araceae family and is surprising not related to true lilies. 'Calla' comes from the Greek word for beautiful. Calla lilies have a very unique in shape, a coloful spathe, that comes in a wide variety of colors such as green, pink, purple, yellow, white and orange. Its' long leaves are shaped like arrowheads and are a luscious dark green, often with white or silver speckles.
Calla lilies bloom in the late spring and prefer a sunny or semi shaded area. Do not leave in direct sunlight or direct heat. Calla lilies should be kept at a constant temperature of about 70° F. Soil should stay moist but well drained.