15 - 20cm Homalomena Rubescens Black House Plant 10,5 cm Pot House Plant

15 - 20cm Homalomena Rubescens Black House Plant 10,5 cm Pot

Homalomena Rubescens 'Black' is an attractive and low-maintenance houseplant known for its striking foliage and tolerance of low-light conditions. This plant is a member of the Araceae family and is native to Southeast Asia. Here are some general characteristics of...
£29.99
£29.99

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15 - 20cm Homalomena Rubescens Black House Plant 10,5 cm Pot House Plant

15 - 20cm Homalomena Rubescens Black House Plant 10,5 cm Pot

£29.99

15 - 20cm Homalomena Rubescens Black House Plant 10,5 cm Pot

£29.99

Homalomena Rubescens 'Black' is an attractive and low-maintenance houseplant known for its striking foliage and tolerance of low-light conditions. This plant is a member of the Araceae family and is native to Southeast Asia. Here are some general characteristics of Homalomena Rubescens 'Black':

  • Foliage: The leaves are large, heart-shaped, and have a dark, almost black-green colour with a glossy texture. The stems and undersides of the leaves often have a reddish tint, adding to its visual appeal.
  • Growth Habit: This plant grows in a clumping manner with leaves emerging from a central base, creating a bushy and compact appearance.
  • Size: Homalomena Rubescens 'Black' can reach a height of 45-60 cm (18-24 inches) and a similar spread, depending on the growing conditions.

Care Guide

  1. Light:

    • Low to Medium Light: Prefers low to medium light conditions. It can thrive in low-light areas better than many other houseplants, making it suitable for dimmer indoor spaces.
    • Avoid Direct Sunlight: Direct sunlight can scorch the leaves, causing discolouration and damage.
  2. Watering:

    • Moderate: Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Water when the top inch of soil feels dry. Ensure the pot has good drainage to prevent root rot.
    • Humidity: Homalomena Rubescens 'Black' prefers moderate to high humidity levels. Increase humidity by misting the plant, using a humidity tray, or placing a humidifier nearby, especially in dry environments.
  3. Temperature:

    • Warm: Thrives in temperatures between 18-24°C (65-75°F). Protect the plant from cold drafts and temperatures below 15°C (59°F).
  4. Soil:

    • Well-Draining: Use a well-draining potting mix, such as a blend of peat, perlite, and regular potting soil. Good drainage is crucial to prevent waterlogging and root rot.
    • Organic Matter: Incorporate organic matter into the soil mix to retain moisture while allowing excess water to drain away.
  5. Fertilising:

    • Balanced Fertiliser: Feed with a balanced, water-soluble fertiliser every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer). Reduce feeding frequency in autumn and winter when growth slows down.
  6. Pruning:

    • Minimal Pruning: Regular pruning is not necessary, but you can remove any yellowing or damaged leaves to maintain the plant's appearance.
    • Cleaning: Wipe the leaves occasionally with a damp cloth to remove dust and enhance their appearance.
  7. Repotting:

    • Every 2-3 Years: Repot the plant every 2-3 years or when it becomes root-bound. Choose a pot that is one size larger than the current one to allow for growth.
  8. Pests:

    • Common Pests: Monitor for common pests such as spider mites, aphids, and mealybugs. Treat infestations promptly with insecticidal soap or neem oil.
  9. Propagation:

    • Division: Homalomena Rubescens 'Black' can be propagated through division. Carefully separate the plant into smaller sections during repotting, ensuring each section has roots and healthy foliage.
    • Offsets: This plant often produces offsets, which can be gently removed and potted separately to grow new plants.

Conclusion

Homalomena Rubescens 'Black' is an attractive and relatively easy-to-care-for plant, perfect for adding a touch of green to your indoor spaces. With the right care and conditions, you can enjoy its lush, dark foliage and compact growth habit year-round.

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Plant Pot Sizes: Pot sizes may vary by approximately +/- 1cm. To ensure a proper fit, we recommend selecting a decorative pot that is 1-2cm larger than the stated plant pot size. For instance, if you purchase a plant in a 17cm pot, a 18 - 19cm decorative pot would be ideal.

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