Queen of Hearts - Homalomena wallisii 'Camouflage' - British Grown

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Scientific Name
Homalomena wallisii (Wallis' flat-moon plant) 'Camouflage'

Common Names
Homalomena Camouflage, Queen of Hearts, Shield Plant

Native to Venezuela, Colombia and Panama

The thick, waxy and vibrant leaves of this Queen of Hearts live up to their name in the splotched, camouflage-like patterning of their leaves. In your home, however, the bright greens will stand out rather than blending in, and bring tropical South America to your room. Relatively easy to care for, resistant to nasties like bugs and disease and above all beautifully-coloured, this houseplant will make a wonderful addition to your home.


Thrives in bright, indirect light

Keep the soil moist, but ensure good drainage and don't allow to sit in water. Water when the top inch of soil is dry, and reduce watering in winter.

This plant likes lots of humidity! A humidity tray of water and pebbles or frequent misting will go down well; if it starts looking brown around the edges, the air may well be too dry for it!

Use a soil-based, moisture-retentive mix. Repot every three years in spring as the plant grows.

Feed every four waters in the growing season, reduce to every six in autumn and winter.


Ideal temperature is anywhere between 15-32°C (aim for the middle of this!); make sure it does not drop below 13°C in winter.

No, this plant is toxic to pets and small humans.

Sprouts Top Tips
Homalomena have shallow root systems so will not suffer in shallower pots!



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