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Homalomena Care

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.

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

LIGHT

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.

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 65 degrees. Keep it in an area with temperatures between 65-85 degrees. 

FOOD

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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What's a Homalomena?

Botanical Classification: Homalomena ‘Emerald Gem’

About

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

Pictured Left: Homalomena Emerald Gem
plant mom
The Homalomena is a great plant for beginners! They'll thrive in medium indirect light, but they're adaptable to low-light conditions as well.
- Plant Mom

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