Homalomena - Emerald Gem
Homalomena can tolerate lower light environments, but they thrive in bright, indirect light and will grow faster with more light. Avoid direct exposure to sunlight, as this can damage the leaves.
Overwatering is a frequent problem with Homalomena. Water thoroughly, but only do so after the top half of soil has dried out and be sure to have a well-draining pot for these plants.
Though they will do just fine at an average household humidity level, Homalomena enjoy higher humidity environments and would do well with an occasional misting.
During the growing season, fertilize once a month with only half the recommended strength. There is no need to fertilize during the winter.
Homalomena are toxic to pets and humans. Keep out of reach of children and animals.
If the leaves at the base of your Homalomena are yellowing and falling off - don't worry! That is a natural part of the growing process. If this is happening at a rapid rate, relocate your plant to somewhere it will not be exposed to cool drafts as this could be damaging the leaves.