Oglesby Plants International

Homalomena Emerald Gem

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When starting from a Stage IV liner, plants should finish in a 6″ pot in about 5 to 6 months; 8″ pots require 9-10 months. One liner is sufficient for any container size up to 14″. Using a small container such as 3″ or 4″ as an intermediate step may inhibit lateral breaks if plants are not given ample, timely spacing.

NUTRITION

Constant feed with 200 ppm N with a 3-1-2 ratio of N-P-K, including Mg and trace elements. Keep pH 6.0 to 6.5. When using dry fertilizers, use moderate rates. Occasional foliar sprays of manganese and iron will help prevent chlorosis.

WATERING

Best if kept evenly moist, not wet. Will tolerate some drying out.

LIGHT

1000-1500 footcandles or 73-80% shade cloth.

TEMPERATURE

Tolerate growing range 60o to90o F. Hearty to 40o F.

PESTS

Thrips, white flies, snails and slugs. Diseases are rare.

FLOWERING

Since the flowers are inconspicuous and sometimes abundant, pinching them off will enhance vegetative growth.

This text is a recommendation only; it is not an endorsement of any products or acceptance of any liability as a result of usage.

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