Pot size: 24cm
Requires medium indirect light but grows even better in bright indirect light. Homalomenas can survive in low light but become thin and spindly. The bottom leaves of an Homalomena plant turn yellow and fall off when there is not enough light.
Watering is the most difficult part of caring for an Homalomena. Either over or under watered the bottom leaves fall off. Always allow the top 50% of the soil of an Emerald Gem Plant to dry out before watering. Use warm water.
Feed an Emerald Gem Plant monthly in the spring and summer when the plant is actively growing with a basic houseplant food at 1/2 the recommended strength. In the fall and winter fertilize an Homalomena every other month only if the plant is producing new leaves.
Warm normal household temperature is ok. Keep Homalomanas away from air conditioners and cold drafts.