Homalomena rubescens ‘maggy’ is native of Assam or Bangladesh, Southern Asia. It enjoys the damp, humid environment of the rainforest floor, receiving soft dappled light through the canopy. These plants a closely related to philodendrons, and need similar climate and care.
A striking and beautiful houseplant, it is defined by its deep dark green heart shaped leaves that are found on the end of red petioles.
P O T S I Z E :
Height : 12cm
Color : White
Material : Plastic Self Watering Pot
V I T A L S
Bright indirect sunlight
Water thrice a week
Where to grow
Not pet and child friendly
Fertilizer/ feed for the plant: A well balanced fertilizer every fifteen days in its main growing season – summer months, and a rich compost mix potting medium while potting or repotting and its set for a long haul.
Repotting : An easy to maintain plant that you will have to repot once the roots start growing out of the current pot. Choose a pot slightly larger than the older pot when repotting.
Propogation : The easiest family of plants to propagate, the philodendrons can be easily propagated by stem cuttings, air layering, or by offset both in soil and in water.
1. Why is my philodendron turning yellow?
Philodendron leaves turning yellow is a sign of overwatering. Water your plant less frequently to correct this problem.
2. Why are my Philodendron leaves are drooping?
Your Philodendron leaves are drooping because it is getting too much or too little water. Once you correct the watering schedule your plant will go back to normal.
3. Philodendron leaves are curling
If your Philodendron isn’t getting enough water, the leaves start curling. It can also happen due to overwatering which will drown the roots.
Style and Décor
Style and Décor
Light Requirements :Indoors, the Philodendron needs bright indirect light but it can grow well in full shade too. Outdoors, your Philodendron needs partial sunlight. Direct sunlight can burn your plant.
Locations :Indoors you can place your Philodendron in a south or west facing window which will protect your plant from direct sunlight and at the same time provide just the right amount for it to thrive. Shaded balconies also are ideal for the Philodendron.
Styling/decor tip :Versatility is its name – any décor, any space – the large heart shaped leaves are your answer. Let it trail form on top of shelves or hanging planters to add character, let it climb the walls with the help of a trellis or wire clips for a more tropical feel or let it thrive on a moss stick to add height to your space. Easy to grow with its beautiful leaves hanging delicately form the vines, it’s your go to plant.