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Homalomena Dark Metallic


The Homalomena Dark Metallic is a stunning variety of tropical plant that is gaining popularity among houseplant enthusiasts. As its name suggests, this Homalomena variety has gorgeous dark metallic-green leaves that give it an eye-catching, shimmery look.

Your order will be shipped from Indonesia. Please rest assured that the import process will be taken care of by our partner in the US, and you will not need to be involved in it. Once your order leaves our partner's warehouse, we will provide you with the UPS tracking number for your reference.

Please note that we ship to the US 2-3 times a month, and the shipping process from Indonesia to the US typically takes around 6 days. Following that, the delivery from the warehouse to your address usually takes about 2-4 days.

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Homalomena Dark Metallic belongs to the Araceae family of plants, which includes philodendrons, anthuriums, and other tropical foliage. It is native to the tropical forests of Southeast Asia.

This variety stands out for its extra dark green, iridescent leaves that appear to have a painted-on metallic sheen. The leaves are oval-shaped and have attractive veining. With proper care, they can grow quite large, up to 18 inches long.

Like many Homalomena, this variety enjoys warm and humid conditions. When happy, it will produce small green-white flowers that peek out from beneath the foliage. However, it’s really the fabulous leaves that make this plant so prized.

Caring for Homalomena Dark Metallic

  • Light: Homalomena Dark Metallic thrives in bright, indirect light or partial shade. Some morning or late afternoon sun is tolerated, but avoid prolonged direct sun which can scorch leaves. An east, west, or north facing window is ideal.
  • Temperature: Warm temperatures between 65-80°F are best. Cooler temps below 60°F can cause leaf damage or slow growth. Protect from cold and hot air drafts.
  • Humidity: High humidity is essential, ideally 60-80%. Use a humidifier nearby or place the pot atop a pebble tray filled with water to increase moisture around the foliage.
  • Water: Allow soil to dry out slightly between waterings, but don’t let it become bone dry. Check for moisture an inch below the surface before adding more water. Overwatering can lead to root rot.
  • Soil: Use a well-draining potting mix made for tropical plants. Good aeration is important. Add peat moss or perlite to regular potting soil to improve drainage.
  • Fertilizer: Feed monthly during the growing season with a balanced liquid fertilizer diluted by half strength