Pink Princess Philodendron (Philodendron 'Pink Princess')
Pink Princess Philodendron Plant Features
Philodendron 'Pink Princess' is a fun, ultra-trendy indoor plant. It's loved for its dark green to purple foliage playfully variegated with streaks and splashes of pink. One of the qualities people love most about this plant is that each leaf is different. Some leaves may bear just a few dots of pink or silvery pink, and other leaves may be almost entirely pink.
It's a relatively slow-growing houseplant, but over time, Pink Princess Philodendron will grow as a vine. As such, it will come to appreciate a support such as a moss pole, totem, or trellis to keep it upright. With good care, it can reach more than 6 feet tall and show off leaves that reach nearly 12 inches long.
It is an aroid (member of the arum family, and relative of Pothos, Monstera, Scindapsus, ZZ Plant, and Aglaonema). We have included it in our Trending Tropicals® collection. It originated in the 1970s, but only recently became a trendy plant. Its relative slow growth rate and genetic instability (that's why each leaf come out differently) has made it a relatively uncommon and hard-to-find houseplant.
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Pink Princess Philodendron Growing Instructions
Pink Princess Philodendron Light Needs
Grow this stunning variegated houseplant in a spot with bright, indirect light to keep it thriving. It will tolerate medium to low light, but it won't grow as quickly and the pink variegation may fade and not appear as prominently on the foliage.
Tip: It does not need natural sunlight to thrive. It enjoys both natural and artificial light. The pink areas of the leaves lack chlorophyll, so they are more susceptible to sunburn if they're exposed to intense light. Sunburn appears as a bleaching/browning of the leaf.
Pink Princess Philodendron Water Needs
Happily, this vine holds up pretty well if you forget to water it from time to time. But it is somewhat sensitive to being overwatered. Prevent root rot by ensuring the top couple of inches of the potting mix dry before you water it again. If you feel Pink Princess Philodendron foliage, you'll find it has something of a thick texture. This lets it tolerate drying out a bit. Because it would rather stay too dry than too wet, it's best to hold off watering this philodendron if you're not sure whether it's thirsty or not.
Pink Princess Philodendron Humidity Needs
Like many common philodendron varieties, Pink Princess prefers above-average relative humidity levels. That said, it does just fine in average conditions. If you're in an environment with particularly dry air, you may want to boost the moisture level by tucking your Pink Princess in with other houseplants (they release moisture into the air as they breathe, so they can help humidify each other). Or you can give your plant the spa treatment by placing a small humidifier nearby.
Pink Princess Philodendron Fertilizer Needs
Because this is a slow-growing houseplant, it doesn't need a lot of fertilizer. To keep it happy, you can fertilize as little as once or twice a year in spring and summer, if you wish. If you want your plant to grow faster, you can fertilize more frequently.
No matter how often you choose to fertilize, be sure to use a product formulated for use on houseplants and never exceed the application directions on the product packaging.
Pruning Pink Princess Philodendron
You'll find you may not need to prune your plant at all except to remove an leaves that get old.
This variety is grown for ornamental use, and is not intended for human or animal consumption.
Medium water needs
Indoors: High light
Purifies the air
Super-easy to grow
Complement your Pink Princess PhilodendronColorful Aglaonema
Complement this Philodendron's pink-variegated foliage with a pink-variegated Aglaonema selection. You'll find these plants have similar care needs and make great partners for one another.
Raven® ZZ Plant
Contrast this vine's variegation with the rich, purple-black foliage of Raven® ZZ. You'll love how they look together!
Can't get enough variegation? Then you may love the combination of the cream-striped leaves of Xanthosoma next to this plant's playfully pink-marked leaves.
Q&AIs your Pink Princess Philodendron grown from tissue culture?
Yes. The team collects the plant equivalent of stem cells from a mother plant cutting to be able to grow more of it for you. This allows us to grow many baby plants from a cutting, rather than a single plant. Pink Princess Philodendron plants grown from tissue culture grow the same way as plants grown from an individual cutting.
Is Philodendron 'Pink Princess' easy to care for?
Yes, if you have the right conditions for it. If you can provide a warm, bright spot with average to above-average relative humidity (and avoid overwatering), you should find your plant is a relatively low-maintenance houseplant. The most common issue we see happen with this variety is too much water, causing roots to suffocate and die.
Is Philodendron 'Pink Princess' a patented variety?
No. The breeder who created this philodendron did not patent it.