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Homalomena 'Red Stem'

Homalomena 'Red Stem'

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The Homalomena rubescens 'Red Stem' is a captivating houseplant admired for its large, heart-shaped leaves and striking red stems. The vibrant green foliage contrasts beautifully with the red petioles, creating a dramatic and exotic appearance. This Homalomena exhibits a compact and bushy growth habit and when fully mature, 'Red Stem' typically reaches a height of approximately 1-2 feet.

Botanical & Common Names

Botanical: Homalomena rubescens

Common: Red Stem Homalomena, Ruby Stem Homalomena, Red-Stemmed Homalomena

Necessary Care Tips

  • Light: Bright Indirect
  • Ideal Temperature: 65-80°F
  • Humidity: Medium
  • Water: When the top 2 inches of soil are dry
  • Fertilize: Once a month during the growing season with a balanced fertilizer diluted to half strength
  • Preferred Soil: Well-Draining Potting Mix

Advanced Care Tips

  • Prefers bright, indirect light but can tolerate lower light conditions.
  • Trim back any leggy growth and remove dead or yellow leaves to maintain shape and encourage new growth.

Plant Insights

  • Member of the Araceae family, also known as the Arum family, which is a large family of flowering plants that includes over 3,700 species.
  • Homalomena plants are native to the tropical rainforests of Southeast Asia.
  • Homalomena plants are known for their air-purifying qualities, making them a healthy addition to your home or office.
  • They are closely related to the Philodendron and are sometimes mistaken for them due to similarities in leaf shape.
  • Unsafe / Toxic
  • Medium Maintenance

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