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Homalomena 'Shelby' is a beautiful tropical plant known for its attractive foliage and ease of care. Here are some tips to help you care for your Homalomena 'Shelby':

1. **Light Requirements**:
   - Homalomena 'Shelby' prefers bright, indirect light. It can tolerate lower light conditions but may not grow as vigorously or produce as much variegation.

2. **Temperature and Humidity**:
   - Keep your Homalomena 'Shelby' in a warm environment with temperatures ideally between 65-80°F (18-27°C). It appreciates moderate to high humidity levels. Regular misting or using a humidity tray can help maintain humidity levels.

3. **Watering**:
   - Water your Homalomena 'Shelby' moderately, allowing the top inch or so of soil to dry out between waterings. Avoid letting the soil dry out completely or sitting in water, as both can stress the plant.

4. **Soil**:
   - Use a well-draining potting mix that retains some moisture. A mix formulated for tropical plants or a blend of peat moss, perlite, and orchid bark works well.

5. **Fertilizing**:
   - Feed your Homalomena 'Shelby' every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer) with a balanced liquid fertilizer diluted to half strength. Reduce feeding in fall and winter when growth slows down.

6. **Pruning**:
   - Remove any yellow or damaged leaves as needed to maintain plant health and appearance. Regular pruning can also help promote bushier growth.

7. **Cleaning**:
   - Clean the leaves occasionally with a soft, damp cloth to remove dust. This helps the leaves to better absorb light and stay healthy.

8. **Pest Control**:
   - Keep an eye out for common houseplant pests such as spider mites, aphids, and mealybugs. Treat any infestations promptly with insecticidal soap or neem oil.

9. **Repotting**:
   - Repot your Homalomena 'Shelby' every 1-2 years, preferably in spring, if it has outgrown its current pot. Choose a slightly larger pot with good drainage.

10. **Propagation**:
    - Homalomena 'Shelby' can be propagated by division during repotting. Simply separate the rhizomes carefully, ensuring each division has healthy roots and stems.

By following these care tips, you can ensure your Homalomena 'Shelby' thrives and continues to display its attractive foliage in your indoor space.

Homalomena 'Shelby'

SKU: HomoShel
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