Zantedeschia flowers belong to the family of Araceae and a genus of herbaceous flowering plants. It is a native of Southern African countries and have presence in South Africa to Malawi. The name derived from the tribute to the Italian botanist Giovanni Zantedeschi of 18th -19th Century. It was given to honor him by the German botanist Kurt Sprengel of 18th-19th century. It has few common names like, arum lily, calla, calla lily even though they are not listed as true lily nor as arum or calla.
Due to the existence of calcium oxalate it is poisonous and generates irritation, swelling of mouth and throat, acute vomiting and diarrhea. Despite that some times their leaves are cooked and taken over by people.
Zantedeschia flowers are extensively cultivated at California, Colombia, New Zealand and Kenya. Mostly it is done for cut flowers and as a planting material. In California and New Zealand continue to generate a comprehensive range of new hybrid varieties as by the plant breeders.