Homalomena Rubescens Plant
The Homalomena Rubescens is a compact indoor plant with lovely glossy green leaves. This remarkable houseplant has a thing for elegance or at least looking naturally beautiful. The simple heart-shaped leaves are glossy and clean, creating a mound of glimmering foliage. but remember the only thing this radiant houseplant needs from you is to water it and give it indirect light and permanent home!
The Homalomena Rubescens will brighten any room position in a medium filtered light position, if your plant receives too much direct light it will scorch the foliage.
The Homalomena prefers moist soil but doesn’t like standing in water or to be dry. But if the foliage starts to yellow the soil is too dry and low humidity will cause browning along the edges of the leaf.
- Light: Low to Bright Indirect.
- Water: Medium to High.
- Temperature: Average.
- Humidity: Average to Above Average.
- Pet Friendly: No.
How to Care for Homalomena
Homalomena Rubescens is a hardy and low-maintenance houseplant.
- LIGHT- Your Homalomena Rubescens likes bright indirect light. They can tolerate lower light, but growth may slow significantly. If kept in direct sunlight, the foliage may burn.
- WATER- Allow the top 50% of the soil of your Homalomena to dry out between watering. They do not like soggy soil but also do not like to dry out for extended periods of time.
- HUMIDITY- Your Homalomena will do well in average household humidity, but will appreciate added humidity from misting or adding a humidifier nearby.
- TEMPERATURE- Your Homalomena is sensitive to temperatures below 65 degrees. Keep it in an area with temperatures between 65-85 degrees.
- TOXICITY- Your Homalomena is toxic to animals and humans if ingested.
If you may notice bottom leaves occasionally yellow and die. Not to worry, because this is normal. You can cut them off using clean, sharp shears. If this is happening rapidly, it can indicate that your plant is cold, is staying too wet, or is staying too dry.