Homalomena 'Emerald Gem' is suitable as a houseplant in Melbourne, but does not survive outside due to the cold temperatures experienced during winter. 

Prefers a potting mix with decent drainage, similar to a mix you would use for Alocasia- mix some perlite into potting soil to improve drainage. If potting media has adequate drainage, Homalomenas can be watered every few days during summer. Leaves tend to droop downwards when in need of water.

Keep out of direct sunlight.