odd growth in calla lily

v_watsJuly 22, 2012

I live in an apartment and have no garden but was given some calla lily plants as a gift. One of the flowers has an odd, very large growth in it and I am not sure what it is, all the other flowers have since died, any help on what this might be, an internet search suggested it may be seeds but I don't know what to do with them.

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gardengal48

Google 'spadix' and see if anything looks like what you have. The spadix is the actual flower of calla (the wrapped portion that surrounds it is called a spathe and is comparable to petals or the calyx of a typical flower) and a mature one will develop seeds.

Callas are not really lilies at all but are members of the aroid family, like jack-in-the-pulpets. The attached link should help with some pics plus give you instructions on how to grow the seed, should you choose to do so.

Here is a link that might be useful: growing calla lilies

    Bookmark   July 24, 2012 at 3:28PM
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