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Homalomena rubescens

Family Name: Araceae
Full Shade Semi Shade Lots of Water Indoor Plant Ornamental Leaves Herbaceous Plant

Name

Family Name
Genus Epithet
Species Epithet
Name Status (botanical)

Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Growth Form Herbaceous Plant

Biogeography

Native Distribution Assam, Bangladesh, East Himalaya, Myanmar
Native Habitat Terrestrial
Preferred Climate Zone Tropical, Sub-Tropical / Monsoonal

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form It is a leafy herbaceous aroid.
Foliage Its leaf blades are heart shaped, borne on long red petioles.
Flowers Its inflorescence include a burgundy-red spathe and white spadix, growing close to the ground.

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Foliage
Plant & Rootzone Preference - Tolerance Moist Soils, Well-Drained Soils
Landscape Uses Interiorscape/ Indoor Plant, Parks & Gardens
Usage Hazard - Cons Irritant - Sap

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Semi-Shade, Full Shade
Water Preference Lots of Water
Propagation Method Stem Cutting, Division

Foliar

Mature Foliage Colour(s) Green
Leaf Area Index (LAI) for Green Plot Ratio 3.5 (Shrub & Groundcover - Monocot)

Floral (Angiosperm)

Flower Colour(s) Red
Flower Grouping Cluster / Inflorescence
Inflorescence Type Spathe & Spadix

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Master ID 811
Species ID 2106
Flora Disclaimer The information in this website has been compiled from reliable sources, such as reference works on medicinal plants. It is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment and NParks does not purport to provide any medical advice. Readers should always consult his/her physician before using or consuming a plant for medicinal purposes.
Species record last updated on: 14 October 2021.
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