How to care for your Homalomena Emerald Gem

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Your 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.

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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. 

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

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Your Homalomena is sensitive to temperatures below 65 degrees. Keep it in an area with temperatures between 65-85 degrees. 

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

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Your Homalomena is toxic to animals and humans if ingested.

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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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What's a Homalomena Emerald Gem?

Botanical Classification: Homalomena ‘Emerald Gem’


Homalomena Emerald Gem is a fun and low-maintenance houseplant with thick, green spade-shaped leaves. It looks similar to a hosta plant, but is actually a tropical plant that will do great inside a home. It is a compact plant that is ideal for an area that doesn’t have room for a large plant, as it does not grow very tall. 


Homalomena Emerald Gem is native to Asia and South America. It appreciates warm temperatures, high humidity, and bright indirect light.

Pictured Left: Homalomena Emerald Gem
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The Homalomena Emerald Gem is a great plant for beginners!
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