Arum lily Zantedeschia aethiopica

arum lily


a clump-forming herbaceous or semi-evergreen perennial with erect, long-stalked, dark glossy green, arrow-shaped leaves to 40cm in length and funnel-shaped white spathes to 25cm in length, with yellow spadices

Plant Info
Common Problems

About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      arum lily African lily altar lily calla lily Egyptian lily lily of the Nile richardia trumpet lily white arum lily see more

    • Common names

      Brosimum aethiopica, Calla aethiopica

  • skullToxicity

    All parts may cause severe discomfort if ingested. The sap may irritate skin and eyes. Wear gloves and other protective equipment when handling

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Foliage type


    • Height

      0.5-1 metres

    • Spread

      0.1-0.5 metres

    • Hardiness zones


  • sunLight

    Full Sun, Partial Shade

  • scissorsPruning

    Tidy any foliage blackened by frosts

  • bambooSoil

    Loam, SoilClay

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Hardiness zone

      Flower borders and beds Cottage & Informal Garden Sub-tropical Patio & Container Plants Mediterranean Climate Plants

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propagate by division in spring

  • insectPests

    Aphids or thrips may be a problem

  • microbeDiseases

    May be susceptible to fungal and bacterial rots and a virus