My white calla lily


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Here is a picture I took a while ago. It's my white calla lily :) So far the name of this plant was a total mystery to me, until some members of this amazing forum told me what the name of this plant was.

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Looking at the pictures is a great pleasure, the plant is so beautiful! I love white flowers in general, because they always look so clean and perfect:) I hope that I'll manage to get a Lilly like this too:)
 
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It's beautiful, @Trellum! Some day I would like to have calla lilies growing, but for now I have all the plants I can handle. I foraged some seeds from a beautiful pink lily several months ago that I hope with bloom next year, and I'm trying to coax daylilies back to health, so I'll just have to contend with what I already have for now.
 
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That is an absolutely gorgeous flower. Is it difficult to care for? I see it's in a pot - is it winter hardy or do you take it in in the winter?
 
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Looking at the pictures is a great pleasure, the plant is so beautiful! I love white flowers in general, because they always look so clean and perfect:) I hope that I'll manage to get a Lilly like this too:)

Yes, just be careful when you dig out the bulb :) That's everything you will need in order to get your White Calla Lily. Actually this plant was given to me by a neighbor, but it was my dad the one who digged the bulb out! This plant is really easy to take care for, but I suspect mine really need to be repotted. This kind of plants do better planted on the soil, in my experience they don't seem to like pots that much.
 
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That is an absolutely gorgeous flower. Is it difficult to care for? I see it's in a pot - is it winter hardy or do you take it in in the winter?

Not at all :) It's been three years so far and I still have this plant in good shape. It hasn't bloomed in a bit, but that must be because she might need some space. I'll have to get a new pot or just plant it on the soil! I haven't made that decision yet. They really need a good source of sunlight, but no direct sunlight on them. Just get a bulb and put it in a pot :) It's that easy! Those plants produce a lot bulbs, specially the ones planted on the soil.

This lily is in a pot mostly because I don't dare to plant it in the soil :) I've seen a lot calla lilies outside, but I always like to take mine inside during winter.
 
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It's beautiful, @Trellum! Some day I would like to have calla lilies growing, but for now I have all the plants I can handle. I foraged some seeds from a beautiful pink lily several months ago that I hope with bloom next year, and I'm trying to coax daylilies back to health, so I'll just have to contend with what I already have for now.

Thanks, Chanel :) Over here this kind of flowers are very popular, specially when it comes to art and painting, just check this out:

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This one was painted by Diego Rivera:
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By the way, this is the first time I hear about pink lillies :)
 
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I have seen those images before, they are lovely. In fact, I think I bought a gift bag that had one of them as the design on the bag. I don't know what type of lily I have, only that it produces a pink flower. I guess it most looks like this one, but I am going from memory as my plant is still immature.

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I have seen those images before, they are lovely. In fact, I think I bought a gift bag that had one of them as the design on the bag. I don't know what type of lily I have, only that it produces a pink flower. I guess it most looks like this one, but I am going from memory as my plant is still immature.

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That's a really beautiful flower!!! I have seen this flower before somewhere. Aren't they very hard to take care of? It's been a real pain to make my calla lily bloom. Where did you get your lily? Did you grow it from a bulb?
 
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Where did you get your lily? Did you grow it from a bulb?

I grew it from seed I collected in front of an empty house. I broke the seed pod off and brought it home, and before I could figure out how to start the seeds they sprouted on their own. It will probably take a year for the bulbs to form and start producing flowers, but I've wanted pink lilies for a while so I can wait :)
 
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I grew it from seed I collected in front of an empty house. I broke the seed pod off and brought it home, and before I could figure out how to start the seeds they sprouted on their own. It will probably take a year for the bulbs to form and start producing flowers, but I've wanted pink lilies for a while so I can wait :)

Interesting!!! I had no idea you could grow this one from a seed as well! I thought this kind of plants didn't really produce seeds. I hope you can take some pictures and post them over here once it blooms ;)
 
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Oh my! That is so beautiful! For some reason it reminds me of, "Alice in Wonderland." I think it's because when she runs into those mean flowers, one of them is a white calla lily. It is so gorgeous though! Great shot and great growing!
 
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Oh my! That is so beautiful! For some reason it reminds me of, "Alice in Wonderland." I think it's because when she runs into those mean flowers, one of them is a white calla lily. It is so gorgeous though! Great shot and great growing!

Thanks! I wish the shots could have been clearer, but for some reason I couldn't get a cleaner shot :( Might be able to get clearer shots once I buy my new camera ;)
 
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Interesting!!! I had no idea you could grow this one from a seed as well! I thought this kind of plants didn't really produce seeds. I hope you can take some pictures and post them over here once it blooms ;)

A lot of flowering plants produce a seed. However, those plants have to be pollinated for the seed to be produced. Some flowering plants spread by tuber or rhizome like dahlia and ginger. Some produce new bulbs, like tulips.
 

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