Homalomena- 'Maggy' Plant
The name derives apparently from a mistranslated Malayan vernacular name, translated as homalos meaning flat, and mene = moon.
The plants are evergreen perennials with mainly heart-shaped or arrow-headed shaped glossy leaves that adds a blow of luxury to your house.
Combined with the glossy high quality red and grey planter; it truly creates an amazing environment in your house.
Plant special features
The Homalomena flowers are tiny and without petals, enclosed in a usually greenish spathe hidden by the leaves.
|Sunlight:||Homalomena plant will survive any level of light, But if you want it to thrive really well, you need to provide bright, indirect light or filtered sunlight-the kind it might receive in a western or southern window. Don’t place it in direct sunlight as the leaves may get burnt. Plants in low light grow slowly and don’t really bloom.|
|Watering:||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.|
|Temperature:||Your Homalomena will do well in average household humidity, but will appreciate added humidity from misting or adding a humidifier nearby. Keep it in an area with temperatures between 15-25 degrees.|
|Soil:||Potted Homalomena prefer a rich but well-draining potting mix that should be kept moist but not wet. Potting mix tailored for orchids, with a few handfuls of sand and a few handfuls of peat moss mixed in, is ideal.|
|Repotting:||When an Homalomena fills its pot with root, transfer the plant to a pot that is 2 inches larger than the existing one.|
Dos and Don’ts:
Make sure your Homalomena plant is in filtered sun-location. Too much direct sunlight may cause leaves getting burnt.
• You may notice bottom leaves occasionally yellow and die. Not to worry–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.
There can be a drama too with this plant, if the plant gets thirsty, it really lets you know it’s thirsty. The long, tall stems droop all the way to the ground if it needs water. If it droops and one of the methods is to put it in a tub of water and let it soak up water through the bottom. It generally bounces back within a few hours.
Styling and décor tips:
Since Homalomena plant is from tropical southern Asia and it need a humid and bright environment to thrive, a bathroom with enough indirect light or a kitchen windowsill would be a great place for them to grow.
The Homalomena plant is a wonderful low maintenance, tropical houseplant for tabletops for your home or office and an ideal plant for gifting.
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