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15 - 20cm Homalomena Camouflage Shield Plant 14cm Pot House Plant

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Homalomena 'Camouflage' is a tropical houseplant prized for its striking, variegated foliage. This variety of Homalomena is particularly noted for its unique leaf patterns that resemble a camouflage design. Here's a detailed guide on its description, care, and maintenance as an indoor plant:

Description

  1. Appearance: The Homalomena 'Camouflage' features large, heart-shaped leaves with a mix of green, yellow, and sometimes cream or light pink splashes, creating a camouflage-like pattern.
  2. Size: As an indoor plant, it typically grows to about 30-60 cm in height and width, with leaves that can reach up to 20 cm in length.
  3. Leaves: The leaves are glossy, with a waxy texture and prominent veins. The variegated patterns are random and unique to each leaf.
  4. Growth Habit: This plant tends to grow in a compact, bushy manner, making it suitable for smaller spaces.

Care Guide

  1. Lighting: Prefers medium to bright indirect light. Direct sunlight can scorch the leaves, while too little light may cause the variegation to fade.
  2. Temperature: Thrives in warm indoor temperatures between 18°C to 25°C. It's not frost-tolerant and should be kept away from cold drafts.
  3. Humidity: Enjoys high humidity but can tolerate average household humidity levels. If the air is too dry, consider using a humidifier or misting the leaves.
  4. Watering: Water when the top inch of soil feels dry. Ensure good drainage to prevent root rot.
  5. Soil: Use a well-draining potting mix. A mix designed for tropical plants, containing peat, perlite, and pine bark, works well.

Maintenance Tips

  1. Pruning: Pruning is rarely needed. Remove yellow or damaged leaves to maintain its appearance.
  2. Repotting: Repot every 2-3 years or when the plant becomes root-bound.
  3. Fertilizing: Feed with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer every month during the growing season (spring and summer).

Special Considerations

  • Toxicity: It's important to note that Homalomena 'Camouflage' is toxic if ingested, so it should be kept away from pets and children.
  • Pest Resistance: Generally resistant to pests, but watch for common houseplant pests like spider mites and treat them as needed.

Homalomena 'Camouflage' is a visually stunning plant that adds a touch of the tropics to indoor spaces. With its unique leaf patterns and relatively easy care requirements, it's a great choice for both novice and experienced plant enthusiasts.

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Our custom made boxes are perfect for transporting your new plants straight from our Yorkshire tropical nursery direct to your door. We use a next day DHL service as standard, allowing plants to be delivered as fast as possible.

Check out our YouTube video to see exactly how we pack for safe delivery.

  • Plants are supplied in plastic nursery pots unless stated in the product title.

  • Plants are not for consumption unless stated as edible.

  • Plant heights can fluctuate +/- 10%.

  • Our plants are kept at our tropical nursery in Yorkshire where we maintain an average temperature of 18c.

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