A hugely popular philodendron, with its bold dark green-burgundy leaves with large splashes and speckles of bright pink. It is a stand out plant, especially as it matures and the leaves grow larger. New leaves emerge a dark olive-green, maturing to a dark burgundy-green with pink tones. The pink princess is a natural climber, and needs a trellis, stake or moss pole to climb up, which also encourages large, healthy new leaves. Develops best pink colouring in bright indirect light. Requires a free draining mix. Allow surface to dry between watering, keep a little on the drier side in the winter.
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Lighting: Bright to medium bright indirect light. do not allow the direct sun to contact leaf. This is to keep high variegation levels while avoiding sun burn.
Heat: A minimum of 18 degrees is required for your plant. Place it in a room that has the least amount of heat fluctuation.
Watering: Misting once to twice a week is suitable as they enjoy medium-high humidity levels. If your house is very hot, mist daily. Do not overwater your plant - a good tip is to pick up the pot, if it's heavy no watering is required. if it's light, give it a water that suits your home environment.
Feeding: Liquid feeding in summer with Grosure pump & feed is ideal once a month as this is a slower growing plant, therefore does not require weekly feeding in a standard house setting.
Other tips: Like many other philodendron, the pink princess likes a support to grow on. Use a stake to support your plant to get maximum leaf growth and size.
This plant has a smaller root system than most, therefore we do not recommend you pot into a bigger sized pot this season. If you have a fully pink leaf, it is best to remove it, as it will not survive.