- Rare Plant
- Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Indirect Light)
- Average Watering Needs
- Mature Height 6-8 feet
The Homalomena Purple Sword, or Apoballis Purple Sword as it is sometimes called, is a rare aroid that is highly sought after. With pointed green and silver foliage and a purple underside, the foliage of this plant really stands out. Originating from tropical and subtropical parts of the world, this plant can grow well indoors if given the correct conditions.
Best Locations For Growing Homalomena Purple Sword Plant
Homalomena Purple Sword can grow in any naturally well-lit room, but given its preference for high humidity, it thrives in a kitchen or bathroom.
Homalomena Purple Sword Plant Sunlight Requirements
The Homalomena Purple Sword prefers to receive bright, but indirect light. However, do not place it close to a window where it will be in the firing line of the midday sun, as this will burn the delicate leaves.
Homalomena Purple Sword Plant Care
As a tropical plant, this Homalomena Purple Sword thrives in an environment with high humidity levels and damp soil. Placing this aroid on a wet pebble tray and misting it regularly can help increase the humidity, if required. Preferring warm conditions, Homalomena Purple Sword will thrive when grown between 70 to 85 °F. Beware of cold nights though, as it is unlikely to survive if the temperature drops below 50°F.
Brown and dead leaves can be removed at the base using a sharp and sterile pair of scissors.
Watering Homalomena Purple Sword
Preferring consistent moisture, do not allow a Homalomena Purple Sword’s soil to dry out. However, try to avoid over-watering as well, as this can lead to the roots rotting. Water little and often, using distilled or harvested rainwater, and allow any excess water to drain away freely before placing the plant back in a decorative pot.
Feeding Homalomena Purple Sword
A weak solution of a balanced houseplant fertilizer can be applied during the growing season as per the manufacturer’s instructions.
Homalomena Purple Sword 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
|Mature Height: 6-8 feet
|Mature Spread: 4 inches
|Flower Color(s): None
|Flower Shade/Description: Grown for Foliage
|Foliage Color(s): Green, Purple, Silver
|Foliage Description: Dark Green Splashed with Silver-Grey Markings and Purple-Tinged Undersides
|Temperature: 65° - 85°F (18° - 29°C)
|Common Name: Homalomena Purple Sword
|Other Name(s): Apoballis Purple Sword, Homalomena Purple Sword
|Scientific Name: Apoballis acuminatissima 'Lavallaei'
|Plant Type: House Plant
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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