Flowers & Flower Meaning 

Calla Lily

All About the Calla Lily Flower

The Calla lily is a beautiful flower, oddly enough, a Calla lily is not even a lily, and it is in the Araceae family and is actually poisonous. The Calla lily is also known as the Arum lily so it can be called both names. This flower has different meanings to different people. The actual meaning of the flower is beauty and it has sort of a femme fatal look to it. However, it is also a very popular flower that you will find at funerals and events that are celebrating death. So, make sure that you understand this flower before you are handing it to anyone.

 

Description of the Calla Lily Flower

The nice thing with a Calla lily is that it will bloom year after year, it is a perennial plant and it is an evergreen plant if you grow it properly. Generally, you will see that these plants are very tall and can grow to be about 2 to 3 feet tall, they are also easy to spot because they have very dark green stems and large leaves. The flower itself is simple yet beautiful, in fact, it is almost stunningly beautiful. The flower is pure white and will have a yellow spadix in it that will really stand out. You’ll definitely know a Calla lily when you see one and be able to spot it from a long ways away.

 

Uses for the Calla Lily Flower

There are many different uses of the Calla lily. You will find it in a lot of bouquets, however, it is very important to understand that this flower is not only expensive because it doesn’t grow in a lot of places, but it also has some underlying meanings. This flower is also found at a lot of funerals as it is a symbol of death in some cultures, so if you are going to give it away as a gift or in a bouquet, make sure that the person you are giving it to understands that it does have this dark meaning and that they are ok with it. Knowing all of this will help you determine what to get and what to use it for, but it is a great flower for arrangements and bouquets and it looks beautiful.

 

Why do people plant the Calla Lily Flower ?

One of the most important things with the Calla lily and something that a lot of people don’t know is that it is poisonous. The plant actually contains Zantedeschia which is something that can harm animals or people that may attempt to eat the plant raw. This is basically a protection mechanism for the plant so that it can survive in the wild. If you were to eat this plant raw, you will experience a few different symptoms such as a burning sensation, swelling of the lips, throat, and tongue, and even stomach pain. In certain areas of the world, this plant is actually considered toxic and a pest instead of the beautiful thing that it is.