Homalomena Purple Sword

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  • 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
Habit: Upright
Growth Rate: Slow
Mature Height: 6-8 feet
Mature Spread: 4 inches
Flowering: No
Flower Color(s): None
Flower Shade/Description: Grown for Foliage
Fragrant: No
Foliage Type:
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)
Humidity: Normal
Common Name: Homalomena Purple Sword
Other Name(s): Apoballis Purple Sword, Homalomena Purple Sword
Scientific Name: Apoballis acuminatissima 'Lavallaei'
Plant Type: House Plant

Container Sizes

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.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Know As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Know As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Know As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2-3 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 3-4 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

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The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

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Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

Plant Shipping

Time of Order:

Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
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