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Homalonema 6”

Homalonema 6”

Light

  • Indoors: Moderate to low indirect light. While they can tolerate low light, they thrive in bright, indirect light.
  • Outdoors: Filtered sunlight or partial shade.

Temperature

  • Optimal Range: 65-80°F (18-27°C).
  • Avoid: Temperatures below 60°F (15°C) and cold drafts.

Humidity

  • Preferred: Moderate to high humidity.
  • Tips: Use a humidity tray, mist the leaves regularly, or use a humidifier, especially in dry indoor environments.

Watering

  • Frequency: Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Allow the top inch of soil to dry out between waterings.
  • Method: Water thoroughly, ensuring excess water drains out of the pot. Reduce watering in the winter months.
  • Tips: Avoid letting the plant sit in standing water to prevent root rot.

Soil

  • Type: Well-draining potting mix.
  • Preferred: A mixture of peat moss, perlite, and a little compost or sand works well.

Fertilization

  • Frequency: Every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer).
  • Type: Balanced, water-soluble fertilizer diluted to half strength.

Pruning

  • Purpose: To remove any dead or yellowing leaves and maintain the plant's shape.
  • Method: Trim back any dead or damaged leaves at the base with clean, sharp scissors.

Repotting

  • Frequency: Every 1-2 years or when the plant becomes root-bound.
  • Pot Size: Increase pot size by 1-2 inches in diameter.
  • Tips: Repot in the spring for best results.

Propagation

  • Method: Division.
  • Steps: When repotting, carefully divide the root clump into smaller sections, ensuring each section has roots and leaves. Plant each section in its own pot.

Pests and Problems

  • Common Pests: Spider mites, mealybugs, and aphids.
  • Treatment: Use insecticidal soap or neem oil. Wipe the leaves with a damp cloth to remove pests.
  • Common Issues: Yellowing leaves, wilting, and root rot.
  • Solutions: Adjust watering, light, and humidity levels as needed. Ensure the plant is not exposed to cold drafts and is not overwatered.

Special Tips

  • Avoid: Placing the plant near cold drafts or heating vents.
  • Rotate: The plant periodically to ensure even growth and light exposure.
  • Cleaning: Wipe the leaves with a damp cloth to keep them dust-free and to help the plant breathe better.

Care Instructions

Delivery only available in IL & MO

Currently, shipping is only available to Illinois and Missouri addresses.

In-Store Pick Up

Free in-store pick-up is available during store hours. Orders are ready to go within 24-48 hours after your order is placed.

Additional Info

Each plant is unique; size, coloring, and shape fluctuate so your plant may be slightly different than the one pictured. However, you'll always receive a happy healthy plant hand-picked, and I won't give customers anything I wouldn't take home myself!

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