Calla is based on ebb-and-flow technology. The pump water the plants by underneath every 36 hours. This watering system allows alternated periods of dry and wet, which is ideal for the plant growth. The lighting system is equipped with a horticultural LED lamp that reproduces the natural cycle of the sun. The fertilizer sticks also provides all the food elements that the herbs require.
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Nutrients that are compacted in the fertilizer sticks provide all the food elements that the herbs require. Nitrogen, Phosphate and Potassium are the main nutrients that are assimilated by the plants. Adding nutrients in the right proportion to the herbs allows to keep them healthy as long as possible.
Calla has been specially conceived for fresh herbs such as: basil, mint, chives, thyme, tarragon, sage, oregano, parsley, rosemary,… Each plant has its own ability of being healthy as long as possible in Calla. Everyday, we are testing new varieties of plants that could find its place in Calla. If you want to know more about these new plants, you can register at calla-garden.com/register
The pump brings water to plants for 5 minutes every 36 hours. If the lamp is not flashing, it means that watering is working well.
Calla has a low power consumption. The total power of Calla is 10W. Thanks to its automated system, Calla shuts down every night, which allows a low energy consumption.
The light is a special LED lamp dedicated to horticulture. The spectrum of the LED is very close to the natural light, which is ideal for the plants and totally safe for the human eye. Nevertheless, be careful no to look directly to the lamp during a long period of time.
The lights are on for 16 hours during the day and they are off for 9 hours during the night. The lamp automatically turns on and off according to the time when you pressed the button of Calla. Be careful not to manually switch off and on Calla too many times, which may cause damage to the plants.
It means that water tank is nearly empty and that you should add water to Calla and fertilizer sticks to the plants. Once the job is done, you can simply press the button for at least 3 seconds for Calla to get back to its normal mode.
First, you can press the button for at least 3 seconds to force Calla to get back to its normal mode. If the blinking continues, you can eventually plug off and on Calla. In this case, don’t forget to press the button before going to bed at night. If these last steps did not work, you can contact our team at email@example.com
The pump has been conceived to make the least noise possible. If the pump makes too much noise, you can check if there is any impurities in the water tank. If the tank or the pots are dirty, you can wash them or put them in the dishwasher. If the pump still makes a noise, you can clean the pump.
Calla responds to every safety regulation for European countries. Official tests were conducted to get the CE marking for Calla.
Calla will find its place anywhere in your home. Calla has been specially conceived bring enough light to plants in every environment. It is not recommended to place Calla under direct sunlight, near a radiator or near an air-conditioning equipment. Be careful also to place Calla on a flat surface. Calla is also not conceived to be placed outside.
The water tank as well as the three pots of Calla have been conceived to be cleaned in the dishwasher. We advise you to clean these parts every 2 months. Be careful not to wash any other plastic part of Calla (they contain electric parts)!
When the light blinks, it means that the water tank is nearly empty and that you should add water and fertilizer sticks. Once the job is done, you can simply press the button for at least 3 seconds for Calla to get back to its normal mode. The water tank is conceived to welcome 2,75 litres. You can add water as explained on the video on your Youtube channel.
When the light blinks, it means that the water tank is nearly empty and that you should add water and fertilizer sticks. You can add one fertilizer stick per pot (if the pot diameter is lower than 10 cm) or two fertilizer sticks per pot (if the pot diameter is higher than 10 cm). Make sure you completely dig the stick in the soil of the plant as explained on the video on our Youtube channel. Once the job is done, you can simply press the button for at least 3 seconds for Calla to get back to its normal mode.
The nutrients sold by Calla Garden have been specially conceived for fresh herbs and to adapt to Calla’s growing conditions. They have been developed with the Belgian leading company in plant nutrition DCM. Without the right quantity of nutrients, the herbs may be exposed to food deficiency leading in a bad taste, illness or even a deterioration of the plant. This is why we advise you to use Calla Garden fertilizer sticks.
The fertilizer sticks are manufactured only from natural elements. It also contains up to 45% of organic materials. Nutrients are compacted in the fertilizer sticks and provide all the food elements that the herbs require: Nitrogen, Phosphate, Potassium and Magnesium.
The fertilizer sticks from Calla Garden have been specially conceived to adapt to any kind of fresh herb and green plants: basil, mint, chives, thyme, tarragon, sage, oregano, parsley, rosemary,…
Once you have harvested all the leaves from the plant, you don’t necessarily have to throw it away. Calla has been conceived to make plants grow again after harvesting them. The growth will be faster depending on the plant variety. For example, a basil will grow faster than a rosemary.
First of all, make sure you did not forget to add nutrients last time the lights blinked. Then, you should cut the dying stems and leaves. This way, the remaining stems will have better access to nutrition and water in the soil and will therefore grow better.
If you have flies around your plants, you first should try to place few drops of lemongrass essential oil in the soil of your plant. If you have too much flies and that this solution does not work, you should try to buy a fly-catcher that will stick the flies around.
It mainly depends on the quality of the plant. The highest the quality of the plant, the longer it will live. A plant bought in a gardening shop will probably live longer that a supermarket-bought plant. Be careful to properly choose plants that seem to be healthy. Furthermore, the longevity of the plant depends on its variety. For example, basil will certainly lasts longer than chives. Finally, it is important that you maintain your garden on a regular basis. You should cut the dying stems and leaves. This way, the remaining stems will have better access to nutrition and water in the soil and will therefore grow better.
Of course ! You can definitely grow your own seeds in Calla. Simply put adequate soil and the seeds in a plastic pot and place it in Calla. Depending on the quality of the soil and the seeds, the herbs should grow between 6 up to 10 weeks. If you want to grow your own seeds, Calla Garden does not guarantee that the seeds will grow as you should expect.
If you can see insects that are damaging your plants, first take off your plants from Calla and shake them above the kitchen sink (in order to remove the vast majority of non-flying insects. Then, you should spray a solution that contains black soap and finally you should wash the stems and the leaves of you plant in the sink. You can repeat the solution several times if you still see insects.
Calla has been specially developed for herbs. Meanwhile, the growing conditions in Calla may adapt to some kind of indoor plants. Our advice is to test and to see how the flower reacts in Calla ! If it seems that the flower feels good in Calla, you can send a picture of it to firstname.lastname@example.org or to our Facebook page Calla Garden.
Whenever possible, Calla requires a water with the least calcium possible. Calcium may damage the water pump as well as the plants over time. Meanwhile, Calla has been conceived to welcome any kind of current water. The plants also should not be affected by a water that contains calcium.
The emergence of foam may occur on the surface of the soil. In most cases, this foam is completely harmless for the plants or for you.
Calla has been conceived to welcome pots with a diameter up to 13cm.