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Homalomenas are tropical to subtropical native plants found in such humid climes of Columbia, Costa Rica, Borneo, Java, Sumatra, Malaysia, and the Philippines.
Nearly 135 species of Homalomena plants can be found in the rainforest floors of southern Asia east to Melanesia. Part of the ever popular aroid family, Homalomenas are the lesser known relative of philodendrons, so make for an unusual, eye-catching houseplant.
Homalomena foliage and stems run the gamut from deep greens to reds, burgundies, and copper tones. Appearing to be waxen, the leaves are of a heart or semi-heart shape speaking to the common names for Homalomena: “queen of hearts” or “shield plant.”
Homalomena Rubescens ‘maggy’ enjoys the damp, humid environment of the rainforest floor, receiving soft dappled light through the canopy. They do well in medium to low light exposures but truly thrive in medium light conditions. An over abundance of sun can scorch the foliage, causing burnt spots on the leaves. They do not like to be dry, nor do they like to be sitting in water. Saturate the soil and be sure to provide good drainage.
Because of their ability to grow in low light conditions, it makes them a good choice for a house that doesn’t benefit from windows offering a lot of natural sunlight.
Please note that the photo is indicative, each plant has different shape and size.
Dimensions: pot size Ø 12 cm / plant height 40 cm (approx)
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