Homalomena Rubescens Variegata 'Stardust' - Baby Plant
Truly exceptional, rare and sought after Homalomena ! Pink Cream, White... its small splashes can be multiple colors, making it a true stunner once it grows to an adult stage. Grows quite quickly, and easy to care for!
- Can handle moderate brightness
- High need in humidity
- Appreciates a little care
Origin : India, Bangladesh, Myanmar
Personality : Needs a little care, but nothing too difficult
Earmark : Absolutelymulti-colored foliage, with a majority of green and splashes that can be pink, cream or white!
Say something smart : Homalomena are a family of plants, also called "queen of hearts" or "shield plant", due its heart-shaped leaves looking like shields.
A planter usually looks nice, but we recommend not to plant your new baby directly in one.
Leave it in its current pot until Spring, then ideally transfer it into a terracota pot with little drain holes when it looks cramped.
Finding its place
Brightness : Good level of brightness, as close as possible from a window but no direct sun.
Avoid letting it feel draughts near the windows and take it away from heating sources.
Humidity : 60 % or more.
Tip : Spray its leaves with water (ideally rain-water) once a week.
Tip 2 : Place some wet clay pebbles under the pot, so they keep diffusing humidity.
Temperature : Min : 18°C | Max : 30°C | Ideal : 22-24°C
Watering (purely indicative, depends on your local environment): once a week in Spring/Summer, and once every 10 days in Autumn and Winter.
Tip : Put your knuckle in the ground. If it feels totally dry, add some water to keep the soil wet (but not soaking it).
Fertilizer : Once every other week, from April to October