Originally the arum comes from South Africa to Malawi and often grows there in locations where the rainwater drainage is impeded.
The growing popularity of Zantedeschia is thanks to the ever-growing assortment, leaving more and more choice in color and leaf markings. The Zantedeschia is long lasting as a house and garden plant. The Zantedeschia is, just like the Anthurium and Spathiphyllum, from the Araceae family and is characterized by the funnel-shaped colored bract (also called sheath) that is often mistaken for the flower. The actual flower, which is the spadix in the chalice, is less noticeable. Many arums have an affinity for swamps. Zantedeschia species are also swamp plants that anchor themselves firmly in the banks. The Calla originates from South Africa to north of Malawi and often grows in places where the drainage of rainwater is blocked. Those are periodical marshy, swampy situations that are relatively brief. The long lasting following periods of drought are then easy to overcome.
The Calathea is a funny plant that rolls up its leaves every evening and then rolls them out again when the next days starts to catch the daylight. For this reason the Calathea also called the 'living plant'. The Calathea is popular because of its magnificent leaf patterns, a Crystal clear line play, for those who like structures. Some species bloom but most are loved for their decorative value of the leaf. The fact that the Calathea opens and closes its leaves is possible due to its tiny joints between the leaf and stem. Light makes the joints move and so are its leaves able to move. The Calathea originates from Brazil, that is why high humidity is appreciated and therefore you can spray it regularly. But please note that you don’t leave water at the bottom of the pot since it does not like wet feat. So you will have to water it regularly but moderately. The Calathea can be multiplied by dividing it, every branch must have at least three leaves.