Philodendron "Pink Princess" (4" Pot)
+ Comes in a 4" plastic container
The Pink Princess is consistently a favorite among philodendron collectors, and its easy to understand why, green, pink, black leaves, all show up on this wonderful philodendron. You never know what to expect when a new leaf unfurls. It is a man made hybrid that originated around the 1970s.
CLASSIFICATION / GENUS:
Araceae / Philodendron
Leaves can vary from 1 to 8 inches in length. This is a climbing hoya, so it will need a pole.
This plant does not like cold, its ideal temperature is between 55-75 degrees F.
Mid Maintenance due to the speed at which this plant grows, some may tend to overwater it, giving it droopy leaves. Patience is key with this plant. As are ideal light conditions.
Prefers bright indirect light as well as some direct sun. The pink flourishes with some direct dabbled sunlight to the plant. If this plant is put in low light conditions, it can have a very real possibility of reverting back to its original cultivar state. Too much sun on these leaves can turn the pink brown. So its finding the happy medium of bright light, with some direct.
These plants are found in the jungles underneath canopy, they like their soil semi moist. They also like some humidity in the air. While they can grow in typical household conditions, they struggle to unfurl their new leaves if they dont have some moisture in the air.
Well draining soil is great. Use a mix of potting soil (or coir), perlite, charcoal, and orchid bark.
IS IT POISONOUS/TOXIC?
Yes. This plant is considered poisonous to animals and children.
CAN IT BE PROPAGATED FROM CUTTINGS?
Yes! These are very easy to propagate, simply cut where a node is on the plant, best if there are already 2-3 leaves attached to it. You can then either air layer it to grow roots before cutting, or take the cutting and place into wet growing moss with growing powder to get new roots to form before transferring to soil.
Common pests: Spider mites. / Other common ailments: Leaf spots, fungal spots, bacterial rot.
WINTER TRAVEL: PLEASE MAKE SURE TO PURCHASE A HEAT-PACK (FOUND WITHIN OUR STORE) IF THE PLANT IS TRAVELING IN BELOW 50 DEGREE WEATHER.