Homalomena Selby is a fast-growing green beauty with lush foliage. However, it might not be the best option for those who love bright, blooming flowers. Homalomena also wouldn't be the top choice for plant lovers with kids or pets, as this plant is toxic. This evergreen is not very demanding; it only needs proper humidity in the warm season and stable temperature.
Homalomenas are tropical to subtropical native plants found in humid climates of Columbia, Costa Rica, Borneo, Java, Sumatra, Malaysia, and the Philippines. Nearly 135 species of Homalomena plants exist in the rainforest floors of southern Asia east to Melanesia. These indigenous florae are among the more than 100 species of tropical plants in the aroid family of Araceae. Through Central America and northern South America, there are 12 additional species of growing Homalomena plants alone. Homalomena foliage and stems run the gamut from deep greens to reds, burgundies, and copper tones. The leaves are heart-shaped or semi-heart-shaped, hence the common name 'Queen of Hearts.'