Caring for 'Pink Princess' Philodendron
Updated: Jun 30
With the rising trend in tropical houseplants, the 'Pink Princess' Philodendron has risen to high demand. Each leaf is splattered with unique patterns of pink, a bright contrast against dark green foliage. These little plants are slow growing but make great additions to any houseplant collection. Don't let their names give you a high maintenance impression- they're easy to care for and great for beginners!
Light: As with most indoor plants, bright and indirect light is perfect for these royals and knowing how much light it can take will help increase the pink variegation in its leaves. Light will encourage the pink variegation, but be mindful that too much direct light can burn its leaves, especially the pink coloring. Too little light may encourage less pink and more green.
Water: These princesses don't like their feet wet. Following the rule of thumb of watering when the top few inches of soil are dry is a good route to take. Err on the side of letting the soil dry out another day or so if you are unsure to keep the soil from staying too soggy.
Environment: Because its a tropical plant, the philodendron enjoys warm and humid environments, but they'll tolerate normal household conditions. Keep it in an area that stays relatively warm, avoiding drafts and cold currents.
Soil: When you decide to repot your plant, choose soil that drains well to lower the chances of root rot.
Toxicity: Unfortunately, philodendrons are toxic if ingested. Please keep this in mind when finding a home for your Pink Princess if you have pets or small children!
Next time you're in the shop, take some time to admire these pretty pink plants, along with the other fun tropical plants neighboring them!