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

House Plant
£26.99

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These plants are kept in optimal conditions at their specialist growers until ordered. This means they take little longer to be delivered, but quality is assured. Please allow up to 7 days for these to be delivered.

Homalomena Rubescens Black, commonly known as the Black Queen Homalomena, is a beautiful tropical plant that belongs to the Araceae family. It is native to Southeast Asia and is highly sought after for its striking dark green to black leaves. This plant makes an excellent addition to any indoor plant collection and requires moderate care to thrive.

Description:
The Homalomena Rubescens Black is a compact plant that typically reaches a height of around 1 to 2 feet (30-60 cm) with a similar spread. Its most notable feature is its glossy, heart-shaped leaves that are usually dark green but can appear almost black in certain lighting conditions. The leaves have prominent veins that add to the plant's overall appeal. It also produces flower spikes, but they are not as impressive as its foliage.

Care Guide:
1. Light: The Black Queen Homalomena thrives in bright, indirect light. Avoid direct sunlight as it can scorch the leaves. Place it near a north or east-facing window where it can receive filtered sunlight.

2. Temperature: Maintain a warm temperature for this plant, ideally between 65-80¬?F (18-27¬?C). Protect it from drafts and sudden temperature changes, as it prefers a stable environment.

3. Humidity: Homalomena Rubescens Black prefers high humidity levels, similar to its natural habitat. Consider placing a humidifier nearby or using other methods like misting the leaves regularly to increase humidity. Alternatively, you can place it on a tray with water and pebbles to create a humidity tray.

4. Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Water the plant thoroughly when the top inch of soil feels dry. Avoid letting the plant sit in standing water, as it can lead to root rot. It is better to underwater slightly than overwater.

5. Soil: Use a well-draining potting mix that retains moisture without becoming overly compacted. Adding peat moss or perlite to the soil mix can improve drainage.

6. Fertilizer: Feed the plant with a balanced liquid fertilizer once a month during the growing season (spring and summer). Dilute the fertilizer to half strength to avoid overfeeding. Reduce or stop fertilizing during the winter when the plant's growth slows down.

7. Pruning: Remove any yellow or damaged leaves to maintain the plant's aesthetics. You can also prune back leggy stems to encourage bushier growth. Use clean, sharp pruning shears to prevent the spread of diseases.

8. Propagation: Homalomena Rubescens Black can be propagated through stem cuttings. Take a healthy stem with at least two leaves and place it in a jar of water or a well-draining potting mix. Keep it in a warm and humid environment until roots develop, then transplant it into a new pot.

9. Pests and Diseases: The Black Queen Homalomena is relatively resistant to pests, but it can occasionally be affected by spider mites or mealybugs. Inspect the plant regularly and treat any infestations promptly with an appropriate insecticidal soap or neem oil. Avoid overwatering to prevent root rot.

By following this care guide, you can enjoy the beauty of the Homalomena Rubescens Black in your home for years to come. Remember to provide it with the right amount of light, humidity, water, and occasional fertilization, and it will reward you with its stunning foliage.

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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.

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  • 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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