Posted by Hannah Brand on Jul 11th 2021

July 12th, 2021


🌿Hey plant friends! 🌿

This week we are talking about Homalomena. This plant belongs to the Araceae family just like its Aroid friends and is native to Southern Asia and Southwestern Pacific. If you are looking for a leafy green plant that can take some low light, then this is the one for you. Thick, green spade shaped leaves set this plant apart from other low light tolerant plants. These plants can thrive for many years in the right conditions.

Homalomena are going to love bright, indirect light. Medium or dappled light are also adequate. Low light is tolerated but not ideal. Direct light will burn the leaves leaving a yellow or brown lesion behind. For this plant, it is best to use a well-draining potting soil. We love Espoma's All Purpose Potting Soil. Only water when the first 2-3 inches of soil is dry. As always make sure your to plant in a container with a drain hole. Homalomena love an environment with a lot of humidity, using a mister or a spray bottle can help with that. Fertilize your Homalomena once per month during the growing season with Schultz All Purpose Plant Food and at half strength during the fall and winter months.

We currently carry Emerald Gem Homalomena in 6” pots in the greenhouse. If you have any further questions feel free to reach out to us by phone, Instagram, or email us at hello@tonkadale.com.

Happy planting!