Zantedeschia aethiopica (Calla Lily)



As stated on the home page, Calla lilies have very attractive white spathes that make beautiful additions to home gardens, and are a solid commodity in many nurseries. While people enjoy the beauty in these flowers, many aren't aware of how invasive this species tends to be Z. aethiopica can overtake many native species...

While bugs don't have much of an impact on Zantedeschia aethiopica, they can encounter soft rot which can cause them to wilt and die. Soft rots are...Once the Zantedeschia aethiopica plant is infected with a soft rot, it is prone to an attack by Erwinia. Erwinia is a bacteria in the soil that attacks plants.

The singing Honeyeater (Lichenostomus virescens), Grey Butcherbird (Cracticus torquatus), and Silvereye feed on the fruit of this plant. This fruit resembles small berries and do not have the toxic raphides in them.

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