Look beautiful in your floor vase: Calla and Leucadendron

Noble Calla! There is hardly a more elegant cut flower than the exotic calla. Very long, pale green stems and an artfully curved flower exude purity and clarity that hardly any other flower distinguishes. In combination with Leucadendron, both cut flowers radiate pure luxury and at the same time modern minimalism.


The calla has its origin in Africa, where all species are still native. The calla, also known as Zantedeschia, belongs to the tuber family and can also be admired as a pot plant at home. The finely curved flowers of the cut flowers are particularly popular, which is also due to their variety of colors: white callas are the epitome of clarity and innocence, delicate pink ones are romantic and callas in burgundy are an expressive part of every bouquet.


In earlier times the calla symbolized immortality and for this reason it is still often used in funeral flowers today. Nowadays, however, it has developed into a flower that symbolizes modernity and elegance in bouquets and arrangements. If it is given as a gift, the giver would like to say through the flower “I am fascinated by you” or “You are simply beautiful”! So if your loved one has chosen the Calla, you can feel very flattered.


This week we chose the silver tree (bot. Leucadendron) as the honorable companion of the white calla. The genus of silver trees, also known as shimmer trees, includes around 95 species. The “real silver tree” with its white hairy leaves gave the genus its name. They belong to the exquisite group of South African flowering plants that are only found in the Cape and nowhere else in the world. Unless you give the small shrubs a new home.

Contrary to their name, not all silver trees are silver-colored. The elongated, narrow year-round leaves are rather blue-green and occupy the numerous branches close together. The bracts are particularly colorful, thanks to which the flowering lasts for weeks.

Both elegant cut flowers – the white calla and the silver tree – look best in a narrow, high floor vase.


Calla should be cut straight. If you cut the stems with scissors, make sure that they are sharp and make smooth cuts. Otherwise, the stems of the calla should not be damaged. In combination with water, injured areas begin to roll up and slim out. For this reason, it is also advisable to fill the vase with water only 2-3 cm high and to shorten the stems by about this length every few days. With the right calla cut flower care, they can stay in the vase for up to ten days. The silver tree only needs a fresh cut when it arrives.


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