Planting and cultivating swamp calla - this is how you create optimal conditions

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The marsh calla is a very undemanding and easy to care for plant. Provided they create the optimal conditions for the perennial plant. Then it thrives magnificently.

Plant and nurse marsh calla

The Calla Calla is ideal for the planting of pond edges. It has shiny, yellow-green to dark green leaves and elegant flowers. The marsh plant is also known under the names of dragon root, snake root, snake herb and pig's ear.

The flowers consist of a yellow inflorescence and a white bract. Although they are similar to those of Calla, however, both plant species have only the name in common. Another distinguishing feature is the bright red berries that form after flowering.

In order for the plant to develop splendidly, you must pay a lot of attention to both planting and care.

The optimal location of the marsh calla

The Marsh Calla thrives on the edge of the pond and on all other soils that are permanently wet. She can just as well stand in the water. The prerequisite is that it is a calm water. Running water damages the roots.

The plant tolerates a water level of five to ten centimeters without any problems. If well rooted, it can still grow magnificently in deeper water. A sunny environment is ideal, but marsh callas thrive in partial shade.

A nutrient-rich, humusous, boggy soil is optimal. The pH should be slightly acidic to acidic and low in lime. If you plant and garden your pond fresh, you can take into account the living conditions of the plants. In general, the marsh calla is considered undemanding.

Watering and fertilizing: superfluous for swamp callas!

The plant always has enough moisture at the edge of the pond. You do not need fertilizer either - in stagnant water, the right nutrients are automatically formed. If you plant the marsh calla further away from the water, the soil should still be moist. Here you can help with very long periods of drought with the watering can.

A look at the roots

The marsh calla forms thick, serpent rhizomes. The shape of the creeping roots is responsible for the name snakewort and snakeweed. With the roots, the plant slowly wanders through the area. The rhizomes form new shoots at the front, the rear end dies. It looks like the rhizome is going to rot at one end. Do not do anything, the plant thrives!

If you bother the "rotten" root section, you can cut it off. But beware, the marsh calla is poisonous. Touching the roots can cause skin irritation. Also make sure that children of the pond plant are not too close - especially the red berries look edible, but are inedible to poisonous!

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