Spotted-leaved White Arum, White Spotted Calla Lily

Zantedeschia albomaculata

Family: Araceae (a-RAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Zantedeschia (zan-te-DES-kee-uh) (Info)
Species: albomaculata (al-boh-mak-yoo-LAY-tuh) (Info)
Synonym:Calla albomaculata
Synonym:Richardia albomaculata
Synonym:Zantedeschia melanoleuca



Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade


All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer


Grown for foliage


Other details:

May be a noxious weed or invasive

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Remove fleshy coating on seeds before storing

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Texarkana, Arkansas

Santa Rosa, California

Clifton, Colorado

Cordele, Georgia

Dalton, Georgia

Marietta, Georgia

Hampton, Illinois

Schaumburg, Illinois

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Cobb Island, Maryland

Chilmark, Massachusetts

Raleigh, North Carolina

Tulsa, Oklahoma

Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Arlington, Texas

Austin, Texas

Leander, Texas

New Caney, Texas

Round Rock, Texas

Spring, Texas

Farmington, Utah

Issaquah, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Aug 8, 2013, phloxie1 from Palatine, IL wrote:

this one has come back beautifully for three years in my suburb outside Chicago (generally, zone 5) - I believe it survives because its location is a sort of "microclimate." this year it is at least 36" tall. I am going to try to divide it in fall and see how that goes.


On May 24, 2013, nathanieledison from Santa Rosa, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

Every years these hardy guys come up bigger and better than ever. No one's ever taken care of them, but they do get generous amounts of shade and are planted on a slope to allow for good drainage. The arid summers around here tend to make them a bit yellow but with plenty of shade they thrive.


On Jan 11, 2013, tuliper from Cobb Island, MD wrote:

I planted my spotted calla lilly in a mostly shaded garden with dappled light in the morning and afternoon. It is not only thriving but it has become the highlight of the corner it is in! It has come back now for its 2nd year, I planted in May of 2011. It is in a protected spot, about 2-3 feet off the foundation of the house and is in a corner so has protection on two sides. The spotted leaves look fantastic long before it blooms in June in 7B. I would not put this plant in sun as it seems very happy in shade and blooms prolifically with only shade conditions. I will also say I deeply soak the plant about twice a month to make sure it's getting plenty of moisture but in arid southern maryland it has survived quite a lot and long period of drought. I WOULD LIKE MANY MORE


On Nov 1, 2005, ineedacupoftea from Denver, CO wrote:

This was the first Zantedeschia that I ever grew. The first in far too many. I suggest this vigorous Zant. for the beginning calla grower and seasoned gardener as well. I also suggest liberally mixing bone meal into its soiless potting mix. High perlite is good, as drainage is absolutely critical for long-term or large-quantity cultivation of this plant. Leaves can burn in hot, dry, full sun. Remove old flowers/seedheads as to not sap the energy from the corm, unless you want seeds.
Screwy flowers the first year are a result of the overuse of flowering hormones on the bulb by the grower.

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On Sep 6, 2003, kamia from Athens, TN (Zone 7a) wrote:

I have no idea what variety this is. The package was marked "midnight eclipse" and after seeing it's first bloom and then doing a little research I realized that was wrong. Regardless I was still pleased with the plant.


On Jun 23, 2003, Terry from Murfreesboro, TN (Zone 7a) wrote:

I'm happy to say mine overwintered successfully last year, in a somewhat protected spot (the spot is sheltered on three sides, but it's relatively low.)


On Apr 24, 2003, lexy from Arlington, TX wrote:

Its my first time planting from a seed. This plant proves to be easy to take care of. I enjoy watering it every morning as soon as the sun shines and I love watching it grow everyday. You can always see a difference on its growth & that is what's so fascinating for me. I love them and can't wait for them to bear flowers :)