Pink Princess Philodendron Plants for Sale Online
Pink Princess Philodendron (Philodendron erubescens 'Pink Princess') is an extremely rare tropical house plant known for its pink and green variegated foliage. The species’ natural habitat is the rainforest of Colombia but it has become one of the world’s most popular Philodendron plants, right up there with Split Leaf Philodendron. Prized in the horticultural community for its rare beauty and ease of care, Philodendron erubescens Pink Princess is a trouble-free houseplant with virtually no threat of disease.
Pink Princess Philodendron care is surprisingly simple: allow the soil to dry between waterings, fertilize once a month, give it access to indirect sunlight, and watch it flourish. Philodendron Pink Princess is a shade-loving houseplant that should not be placed in direct sunlight. It can survive under artificial light but the ideal condition is partial shade with access to morning and evening indirect sunlight. If you are not getting as much pink variegation as you would like, move your plant to a shadier spot in your home.
When repotting Philodendron Pink Princess, center the plant in your pot, fill the soil to the top, and firmly tamp down the soil. Give it a good soaking but allow the water to drain completely.
We are often asked how to keep Pink Princess Philodendron pink, but the truth of the matter is that the lack of chlorophyll cannot be sustained. All pink or primarily pink leaves will eventually fade to a darker olive green or black color as the plant matures. If you have a large Philodendron Pink Princess, chances are its foliage is primarily dark with little variegation. If that is the case, you can prune it to make way for new leaf growth.
|Mature Height:||24 to 36 Inches|
|Mature Width:||36 Inches|
|Sunlight:||Fluorescent light to bright, indirect|
|Flower Color:||Does not flower often|
|Foliage:||Green and Pink|
|Soil Condition:||Well draining, cactus or succulent mix (part sand)|
|Water Requirements:||Likes to go dry|
|Uses:||Does well indoors and in low light conditions|
How to Care for Pink Princess Philodendron Plants
Before you buy Pink Princess Philodendron, make sure to read about the care instructions that are recommended to keep this plant healthy and thriving.
What is the best light for Philodendron Pink Princess Plants?
Philodendron Pink Princess Plants thrive in the low light conditions indoors, living with just fluorescent light if necessary. They can handle some bright, indirect light too, but too much light will cause browning. If you place Pink Princess Philodendrons near a window, make sure it only receives filtered morning or afternoon light.
How do I water Philodendron Pink Princess Plants?
Philodendron Pink Princess Plants like to dry out almost completely between watering. They do not like to stay or sit in water. Plants that are watered too often will not survive so if unsure, do not water. Pink Princess Philodendron can go weeks before being watered again. If you are repotting Philodendron Pink Princess, be sure to give it a good soak and allow the water to completely drain from the pot before placing it back in its home.
How do I fertilize Pink Princess Philodendron Plants?
Any all purpose, foliage fertilizer will work for Philodendron Pink Princess. Indoor houseplant fertilizers fall into two groups: water soluble, liquid quick release, and granular, slow release fertilizers. Jack's Classic Indoor Plant Food works well as a powder, quick release fertilizer that is mixed with water to quickly provide nutrients to a plant that has been in a container for an extended time. Osmocote Indoor/Outdoor is an option as a granular, slow release fertilizer that can be applied while potting and planting. Any type of fertilizer offers nutrients that help plants with the transition to a new environment. All of these fertilizers may be used when planting Philodendron Pink Princess Plants. When you buy Pink Princess Philodendron online, fertilize once a month.
What is the best soil for Pink Princess Philodendron Plants?
Philodendron Pink Princess prefers a very well draining soil, and prefers to have dry conditions. Regular potting mix with sand mixed in works well for plants potted in containers, otherwise a cactus potting mix would work. The cactus potting mix already has sand and other ingredients to encourage drainage.