Pink Princess is one of the most popular houseplants. Due to a unique mutation, this philodendron boasts beautiful pink variegation, but has the same easy care of other beloved philodendrons.
Light – Bright, indirect light. The key to Pink Princess success it lots of light! Without proper light levels, it will lose its variegation. East or south facing windows are perfect locations.
Water – Allow to dry out approximately half way before thoroughly saturating the soil. Do not let sit in water. Regardless of variety, Philodendrons do not enjoy being overly wet and will decline if they are frequently overwatered.
Soil – An all purpose, well-draining potting soil like Espoma Potting Soil.
Temperature – Pink Princess prefers temperatures between 60° and 80°and should not be exposed to temperatures below 55°.
Humidity – While tolerant of average humidity, Pink Princess will flourish in higher levels. Frequent misting, a nearby humidifier or a tray of pebbles and water are all great methods to increase humidity. Alternatively, if your bathroom receives enough light, it’s a great location for them.
Fertilization – Feed during spring, summer and early fall with a balanced fertilizer, like Bonide Liquid Plant Food according to the label’s instructions. There is no need to fertilize during winter.
Size – Pink Princess average 2 to 4 feet tall and wide at maturity.
Repotting – They don’t enjoy being pot bound so be sure to repot them as soon as you notice they’ve outgrown their containers. Select a container no more than two sizes larger than its current container with good drainage.
Propagation – Easily propagates from cuttings, as long as the cutting has at least one node.
Toxicity – Moderately toxic to people and pets when ingested.
Special Note – Should your Pink Princess lose its variegation, referred to as ‘reverting,’ it is possible to encourage it to start variegating again, but it can take several months to achieve. To regain variegation, move the plant into an area with more light or use a grow light. Ideally Pink Princess should be getting a minimum of 6 hours of bright light per day. Direct, afternoon light can lead to scorching and should be avoided, but direct morning light is fine.