A Pink Princess Philodendron in Canada is one of the most in-demand houseplants. Their hot pink variegation is stunning and it's no wonder this plant is taking the internet by storm.
A Pink Princess are not hard to grow, however there are several very important things that you need to know in order to grow this plant to show and maintain its entire beauty.
Pink Princess Philodendron Care Information
The best part about growing a Philodendron Pink Princess is seeing how variegated each new leaf is! Variegation means that a plant has areas of different color, most notably on the leaves. The Philodendron Pink Princess has variegated areas of pink that can takeover an entire leaf.
In other plants variegation is commonly white or yellow. All variegations start out as a mutation in the plants genes. These variegated areas will lack chlorophyll, which is how plants create their energy, so they tend to grow slower than non-variegated houseplants.
Sun requirements for a Philodendron Pink Princess
A Pink Princess enjoys a few hours of direct sun in the morning or afternoon, provided by East or West windows. It is best to avoid direct mid-day sun when the sun is at its strongest. These plants are on the jungle floor, so they only pick up hints of light throughout the day, not direct.
Water requirements for a Philodendron Pink Princess
Like most tropical houseplants, Philodendrons like to be in soil that drains easy, and that can dry fully from time-to-time. Let the top inch of soil dry out between watering.
You should never allow your plant to sit in water. Water your plant and let it drain into the bottom of its pot, on a saucer, or in your sink. Leaving your plant to sit in water will increase your risk of root rot.
Humidity and Temperature
Philodendrons like the Pink Princess prefer higher humidity levels. Levels around 50% humidity are the best, but average household humidity of 40% is perfectly fine. Bathrooms with bright windows are absolutely great for a philodendrons and other tropical plants.
When placing your plants around your house be sure to look out for drafts and breezes. Open windows letting in cool air may shock your plant, and leaving them next to a heating vent is not good for them.
For temperaturs, tropical plants grow best in temperatures of 16C to 29C for optimal growth. Temporary dips or rises in temperature are fine.
Philodendrons Pink Princesses are a vining plant, so a trellis, post, or moss pole is great to climb on. As your plant grows, gently tie the vine to the support structure. Your plant will appreciate the support and will grow even faster.
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You may also continually cut your plant. It will force out new growth and become bushier and fuller.
How to Get More Pink Leaves and More Variegation!
Everyone wants to have all pink leaves. That's why we love this plant so much! But remember that pink leaves have no chlorophyll in them, and that's what it needs to grow, so we have to find a balance.
You will want an even amount of pink and green leaves. If your Pink Princess Philodendron starts to keep too many green leaves, it's possible your plant will revert to all green over time.
If you grow only pink leaves, or leaves that are more than half pink, the Pink Princess Philodendron will decline in health as the variegated portions block your plant from converting sun into energy.
If your plant has started to grow all green leaves, or all pink leaves, you’ll need to prune it. Pruning off the all-pink leaves will help grow leaves that have a more balanced variegation.
Of course, if you do get all pink leaves, it is okay to enjoy it for a while. But don’t leave them on for too long or your plants health will start to decline.
What are people saying about the Philodendron Pink Princess?
Jessica L. says
The hot pink variegation is stunning, and nurseries have trouble keeping them in stock. The Philodendron Pink Princess is easy to grow as well, which is a bonus!
Brandon Y. says
With its dark green leaves and bright pink variegation, this indoor plant has the right to be called a “princess.”
Melissa O. says
The short answer is because it's gorgeous, and rare. Pink variegation in philodendrons doesn't usually happen on its own, and this plant is covered in pink!.
Lauren D. says
The contrast of the deep green and bright pink colours within the same leaf, makes the Philodendron Pink Princess truly a royal plant to have in your home.
Kiran S. says
Deep green heart-shaped leaves with bubblegum pink variegation, the pink princess is truly unique in the plant world.
Sandra B. says
The fact that I can easily care for it. It's a philodendron so it's pretty simple not to mess up. The pink is just outrageous. It looks great on my table.