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Homalomena 'Emerald Gem'

Homalomena 'Emerald Gem'

Regular price $42.42 USD
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Common Names: Emerald Gem Plant, Queen of Hearts, Shield Plant
Botanical Name: Homalomena 'Emerald Gem'

    Homalomena 'Emerald Gem' Description

    Homalomena 'Emerald Gem' features heart-shaped leaves that are deep emerald green, with a glossy finish that enhances their lush appearance. The leaves emerge from a central stem, creating a dense and bushy appearance as the plant matures. Its compact size and robust foliage make it well-suited for tabletops, desks, or as a floor plant in larger spaces.

    Care Plan for Homalomena 'Emerald Gem'

    Light: This plant thrives in medium to low light conditions, making it particularly well-suited for indoor spaces with limited natural light. It can tolerate some bright, indirect light, but direct sunlight should be avoided as it can scorch the leaves.

    Watering: Water the 'Emerald Gem' when the top inch of soil feels dry. It prefers consistent moisture but is sensitive to overwatering, which can lead to root rot. Ensure that the pot has good drainage and that the plant is not left sitting in water.

    Humidity: Homalomena 'Emerald Gem' enjoys high humidity but will tolerate average household humidity levels. If the air in your home is very dry, consider using a humidifier or placing the plant on a pebble tray filled with water to increase the moisture in the air around it.

    Temperature: Keep temperatures between 65-80°F (18-27°C). Homalomena plants are sensitive to cold drafts and sudden temperature changes, so it's important to keep them in a stable environment.

    Child and Pet Safety: The Homalomena 'Emerald Gem' is generally considered non-toxic to pets and humans. This makes it a great choice for homes with children and pets, as it poses minimal risk if accidentally ingested.

    General Tips: Fertilize every two months during the growing season with a balanced liquid fertilizer diluted to half strength. Regularly clean the leaves with a damp cloth to remove dust and maintain the plant's health and attractiveness. Prune any yellow or damaged leaves to keep the plant looking vibrant.

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