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Homalomena Plant Care

Posted by Alexander Holdinghausen on

Homalomena Emerald Gem is a fun and low-maintenance houseplant with thick, green spade-shaped leaves. Homalomena Emerald Gem is native to Asia and South America. It appreciates warm temperatures, high humidity, and bright indirect light.

 

Light

our Homalomena Emerald Gem likes bright indirect light. They can tolerate lower light, but growth may slow significantly. If kept in direct sunlight, the foliage may burn.

Water

Allow the top 50% of the soil of your Homalomena to dry out between watering. They do not like soggy soil, but also do not like to dry out for extended periods of time.

Humidity

Your Homalomena will do well in average household humidity, but will appreciate added humidity from misting or adding a humidifier nearby.

Temperature

Your Homalomena is sensitive to temperatures below 12 degrees. Keep it in an area with temperatures between 15-25 degrees.

Food

F Feed your Homalomena Emerald Green once a month during spring and summer with a general houseplant fertilizer diluted to half the recommended strength.

Toxicity

Your Homalomena is toxic to animals and humans if ingested.

Additional Care

You may notice bottom leaves occasionally yellow and die. Not to worry–this is normal. You can cut them off using clean, sharp shears. If this is happening rapidly, it can indicate that your plant is cold, is staying too wet, or is staying too dry.


 

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