The striking arum lily "flower" is actually many tiny flowers arranged in a complex spiral pattern on the central column.
Zantedeschia aethiopica is also known as florist calla, white arum lily or common arum lily and is part of the Araceae family. The genus is native to swampy areas of South Africa. They are simply beautiful in bloom! Zantedeschia aethiopica grows from 0.6-1 m but may get taller in the shade. It is an excellent cut flower and lasts a long time in water.
It is evergreen or deciduous depending on the habitat and rainfall regime. The white arum forms large colonies in marshy areas. They are very versatile in the garden and this plant is often sold as a pond plant. But it can be grown in containers or in moist soils. It has lush looking dark green leaves with an arrow head shape. The size varies according to the amount of shade. Leaves are entire, arrow head shaped, glossy dark-green.
Germination The white arum is very easily cultivated by seed. Sow Zantedeschia aethiopica seeds on the surface of a peaty seed sowing mix at about 25°C. Take care not to sow them too thickly as they will need space to form the fleshy roots. The seeds will usually germinate in 30-90 days, but even under good conditions germination may be erratic. The seeds will only germinate with light. Germination can take longer. Be patient!