Common Names: Pink Princess Philodendron
Botanical Names: Philodendron erubescens 'Pink Princess'
Philodendron Pink Princess prefers medium to bright indirect sunlight but can live in lower light conditions. However, their leaves will be smaller, and the vines will become leggy if the light is not bright enough. Place your Pink Princess in a setting that receives more than six hours of bright indirect sunlight each day to encourage pink variegation. Note that sometimes these plants will revert to all green leaves no matter the lighting! Learn where to put your plants for the best light!
Water the soil thoroughly when the soil is almost completely dry. A good indication that it needs water is when the leaves start wilting. Water more often in the growing season and reduce the frequency during winter. Learn when and how to water your indoor plants!
Nutrient-rich, light, and slightly porous soil is vital for growing magnificent Philodendron Pink Princess. Most bagged potting soils (do not use garden topsoil) will be adequate for this garden of indoor plants but ensure that the soil is free from moisture-retaining crystals as they can cause root rot when used indoors.
Most household temperature ranges are adequate for these indoor plants -- 65-80°F. Letting them remain in temperatures under 55℉ will stunt their growth. Prolonged exposure to cold temperatures can be fatal for these tropical indoor plants.
As with most tropical indoor plants, Philodendron Pink Princess will benefit from higher humidity but will do fine in average household air. Higher humidity is always better for tropical houseplants. Air-moisture levels of over 50% are ideal for most houseplants like the Pink Princess Philodendron
This genus of indoor plants benefits significantly from regular fertilizing. Use a weak solution of a complete liquid fertilizer every two weeks throughout the growing season. Do not fertilize during the winter months. Sometimes your indoor plants will grow all year long. If this is the case, fertilize them during times of noticeable foliage growth with a ¼-strength diluted liquid fertilizer, or top dress the soil with worm castings or rich compost. Learn more about how to fertilize your indoor plants!
The Philodendron Pink Princess, once established, is known for being a fast-growing plant, and it grows up to 5-8’ feet tall with a 10-inch width as a houseplant. Place this beautiful vining plant near a south or west-facing window, or very close to east and north-facing windows for faster and healthier growth.
Pet Friend or Foe
All species of philodendron are toxic to pets, Foe!
- When you trim back vines to make your plant fuller, you can propagate the cuttings.
- Take cuttings of the pink leaves to propagate new plants that will maintain the pink variegation!
- Staking your plant to climb upwards encourages more significant leaf development.
- For Philodendrons with colorful leaves, maintain their vibrancy by providing them with more light.
- Remove older, damaged leaves to help provide energy for new growth.
- Remove non-variegated leaves to encourage the plant to develop and maintain its pink coloration.
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