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Homalomena rubescens Emerald Gem

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Wantirna
B4
Size: 20cm
Available: 1
$/Unit (EX GST): $17.20 ex GST
$/Unit (INC GST): $18.92 inc GST
Botanical Name: Common Names:
Homalomena rubescens Emerald Gem Queen of Hearts, Shield Plant,

Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Indoor Plants, Palms, Ferns & Tropical Clumping

Description:
Elegant, soft wooded perennial with upright large, shiny green heart-shaped leaves that sit on reddish-brown stems. Great choice as an indoor plant. Perfect for purifying the air by removing pollutants.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
30-60cm 30-60cm

Position: Soil Type:
Semi Shade, Shade Loam, Sandy, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Courtyard, Feature, Foliage Feature / Colour, Indoor Plant, Shady Garden, Tropical Garden, Container / Pot, Under Trees

Pests & Diseases: Aphids, Mealy Bugs, Mites, Scale

Cultural Notes: Can be grown outdoors in tropical areas in a sheltered position with good light. In cooler climate areas, best grown indoors, close to a window where there is bright, filtered light. Foliage will burn in direct hot sunlight. Protect from hot and cold winds. Prefers a well-drained moist soil. Do not over-water as this could cause root rot. Feed with a good quality slow release fertiliser in Spring and an occasional liquid feed in between. Cut off any dead leaves at the base of the plant.

Plant Care
Keep moist during dry periods, Liquid feed, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Araceae Asia

Characteristics
Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Insignificant
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: N/A
Fruit: No

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Moderate
Maintenance Level: Medium
Water Usage: Medium / Moderate
Drought: Low
Frost: Tender
Wind: Low
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