- Fantastic Foliage
- Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Indirect Light)
- Fast-Draining Indoor Potting Soil
- Mature Height 18-32 inches
Emerald Gem Homalomena is a member of the Philodendron plant family and has deep-green, glossy leaves. The foliage is beautiful and makes this plant an excellent choice for Philodendron lovers. Homalomena will produce flower spathes, although they rarely open and are inconspicuous. Removing the spathes as they form will keep Emerald Gem producing more foliage.
Best Locations For Growing Emerald Gem Homalomena
Emerald Gem Homalomena stays compact at maturity, making it easy to fit into just about any part of the house. The broad leaves help clean the air of toxic fumes from furniture, rugs, and other soft furnishings. All parts of this plant are poisonous and need to be protected from pets and children.
Emerald Gem Homalomena Sunlight Requirements
Indirect bright light to medium light levels helps Emerald Gem keep its deep-green foliage colorful and glossy. Lower-light levels are tolerated, but the growth may become leggy and sparse over time. Plants may grow longer or lean if the light is not even or if the light is coming from only one direction. Turning the plant every few days will help it grow straight.
Emerald Gem Homalomena Care
Homalomena is a moderate-growing plant that does not mind being slightly rootbound, although repotting every 2-3 years will keep this plant thriving. Use an indoor potting mix that has coco coir and perlite added. This makes the soil both free draining and moisture retentive. Always use a container that has drainage holes. This is a plant that does not like to be in waterlogged soil. Prune off dead or dying leaves to keep the plant from attracting pests or diseases.
Watering Emerald Gem Homalomena
Emerald Gem is a plant that lets you know when it needs watering. The leaves will droop but are quickly revived with a good watering session. Let this plant slightly dry out in between waterings, but not for very long. The top 1-2 inches of soil can be dry. Thoroughly wet the soil and let the pot sit for 5-10 minutes in the water collected in the saucer. This allows the roots to absorb as much moisture as they need. Discard any remaining water after 10 minutes. Watering during the winter may slow down as Homalomena goes semi-dormant. Emerald Gem Homalomena does not require high levels of humidity.
Feeding Emerald Gem Homalomena
Feed once a month with a diluted all-purpose houseplant formulation. A 10-10-10 NPK ratio supports foliage growth and root formation. Fertilizing is only necessary during the spring and summer while the plant is in active growth. If Emerald Gem continues to produce leaves in the winter, continue to fertilize every other month.
Emerald Gem Homalomena Information
|Light Exposure: Bright Indirect Light|
|Care Requirements: Easy|
|Watering Requirements: Average - When the top 2 inches of the soil dries out.|
|Pet Friendly: No|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Air Purifier: Moderate|
|Growth Rate: Slow to Moderate|
|Mature Height: 18-32 inches|
|Mature Spread: 18-32 inches|
|Flower Color(s): None|
|Flower Shade/Description: Grown for Foliage|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Foliage Description: Dark Green|
|Temperature: 60° - 90°F (16° - 32°C)|
|Humidity: Moderate - High|
|Common Name: Emerald Gem Homalomena|
|Other Name(s): Emerald Gem Plant, Queen Of Hearts, Shield Plant|
|Scientific Name: Homalomena 'Emerald Gem'|
|Plant Type: House Plant|
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