How to care for your Homalomena
Use these instructions to care for a Homalomena. This guide will tell you how to water a Homalomena; its light, temperature, humidity preferences and any additional care it might need to help it grow.
Homalomena Emerald Gem
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.
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.
Your Homalomena will do well in average household humidity, but will appreciate added humidity from misting or adding a humidifier nearby.
Your Homalomena is sensitive to temperatures below 65 degrees. Keep it in an area with temperatures between 65-85 degrees.
Feed your Homalomena Emerald Green once a month during spring and summer with a general houseplant fertilizer diluted to half the recommended strength.
Your Homalomena is toxic to animals and humans if ingested.
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.