Shield Plant 'Maggy'

Homalomena rubescens ‘Maggy’


From Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew x Sproutl

Current Height: 140 cm
140 cm

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Why We Love It

Aptly known as Queen of Hearts, or Shield Plant, we call ours Margaret.

The big, heart-shaped leaves of the Shield Plant 'Maggy' (or Homalomena rubescens) are a tropical triumph, growing from deep red stems.

Slow-growing and easy to care for, the long stems of 'Maggy' give rise to a thick canopy of deep-green, glossy, waxy foliage.

While plants thrive in low light levels, they'll tolerate a bright, warm room out of direct sunlight.

Although she originally comes from Southern Asia, 'Maggy' will be just as much at home in a humid area like a bathroom or kitchen.

Shield Plant 'Maggy' facts

Not a Philodendron...

The leaf shape might feel familiar to those in the know, but our Maggy is, in fact, a cousin of the Philodendron and Calathea.

Always on trend...

The Shield Plant is an absolute favourite for interior designers and stylists the world over, thanks to her tolerance for low light and ease of care.

Want to know more?

  • As found in the Palm House
  • Current height: 140 cm, current spread: 170 cm
  • You wont need to 'plant' this houseplant. Leave the plant in its nursery pot, and put the whole thing into a decorative pot to create "the look"
  • 'Maggy' prefers bright, indirect light, an east or west facing window is the perfect spot for this lady
  • Keep the soil moist, but not soggy; 'Maggy' hates wet feet (don't we all)
  • Pets and kids? These plants are harmful if eaten, so take care

Product Details

Pot Diameter
32 cm
Current Height
140 cm
Current Spread
170 cm
Brand Name
Kew x Sproutl
Botanic Name
Homalomena rubescens ‘Maggy’
Light Condition
Partial shade
Eventual Spread
120 cm
Effort Level
Bit of love needed
Eventual Height
180 cm
Code: SPRTL153626


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