Homalomena Golden Gem
Hey Plant Friends!
This week we are talking about Homalomena ‘Golden Gem’. This plant belongs to the Araceae plant family just like its Aroid friends and is native to tropical Asia and South America. If you are looking for a leafy green plant that can tolerate low light, then this is the one's for you. Golden Gem is a fresh twist on its classic green counterpart boasting arrow shaped leaves with striking yellow foliage. This plant can thrive for many years in the right conditions.
Let’s talk about care. Homalomena love bright, indirect light. Medium or dappled light is also adequate. Low light is tolerated but not ideal. Direct light will burn tender leaves. When its time to repot, we recommend using a soil with a balance of good drainage and water retention. Espoma's Organic All Purpose Potting Soil is a great choice. Betweene watering, allow the top 2-3 inches of soil to dry before giving a good soak. Cut back on water during the winter months as active growth will slow. Homalomena love warmth and humidity. Keep away from cold drafts. Supplement humidity with a Continuous Spray Bottle. Keep an eye out for common pests such as mealy bugs and spider mites. Check for pests weekly when watering and keep a bottle of Bonide’s Insecticidal Soap on hand for easy treatment.
We currently carry Homalomena ‘Golden Gem’ in 4” pots in the greenhouse. If you have any further questions feel free to reach out to us by phone, Instagram, or email us at email@example.com.