Sea Turtle™ Shield Plant (Homalomena rubescens)

Sea Turtle™ Shield Plant (Homalomena rubescens)
Sea Turtle™ Shield Plant (Homalomena rubescens)
Sea Turtle™ Shield Plant (Homalomena rubescens)

Sea Turtle™ Shield Plant (Homalomena rubescens)

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Height12 - 24 In

Transform your home into a tropical paradise with the Sea Turtle Shield Plant! Its heart-shaped, glossy leaves with pinkish-red stems give a puckered, rippled effect. This statement-making plant thrives in dappled or indirect sunlight and can grow up to 2-3 feet tall. The perfect way to add flair and bring life to any space.

  • Known for dramatic foliage and unique shape
  • Perfect for warm, humid spaces
  • Prefers medium bright indirect light in the AM or PM, typically from an east or west window.
  • Uses: Humid Spaces, Bright or Low Light Spaces

Care Information

  • For optimal performance, keep at 60-85°F (15-29°C).
  • Feed once per month at half strength when plant is actively growing.
  • Protect furniture when watering.
  • Alocasia does best with bright indirect light but will benefit from some early morning or late day sun indoors (right in front of an eastern or western window), particularly during wintertime. You may need to use a grow light during dark winter months or move them to a sunnier window during that time.
  • It prefers to be consistently moist, but not wet and needs to have good drainage. It can't take wet soil, but also doesn't tolerate dry soils well. A well-draining soil is necessary, and the plant should not be allowed to sit in water. Allow the top inch or so to dry out before watering again.
  • All-purpose potting mixes with additional orchid bark and perlite added is a beneficial medium for Alocasias.
  • Alocasias also would appreciate higher humidity, so break out that humidifier.
  • If your plant drops its leaves don't give up. (These plants like very consistent conditions overall when it comes to watering, temperature, and light.) Alocasias grow from bulb-like corms and can sprout new leaves under the right conditions.

Shipping Information

  • Houseplants typically ship between 8-12 inches
  • Houseplants shipped with green seagrass container

*Disclaimer - Protect furniture when watering. Not for human or animal consumption. Harmful to pets*



  • Height: Short
  • Height: 12 - 24 In
  • Habit: Mounded
  • Container Role: Filler
  • Foliage Color: Green
  • Foliage Color: Purple
  • Foliage Color: Silver
  • Plant Type: HousePlant
  • Harmful to: Pets
  • Light Requirements: Medium
  • Watering Requirements: Average
  • Humidity Level: High
  • Needs Drainage: Yes
  • Soil Type: Indoor Potting Soil

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