Homalomena is a perennial type of garden plant found worldwide, especially in the tropical and humid climates of Central America and Asia. It can reach a height of approximately nine inches, with dark, heart-shaped green leaves. The Chinese name for homalomena is 'qian nian jian', which means 'thousand years of health'. The rhizomes of homalomena are used in herbal preparations.
Homalomena 'Emerald Gem' - this plant is popular for its dark-green and heart-shaped foliage. It is a very hardy plant in low to medium lighting.