Philodendron Pink Princess

Philodendron erubescens 'Pink Princess'

Blushing Philodendron, Red-Leaf Philodendron

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A close up of a Philodendron 'Pink Princess' plant with red pink stems
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Philodendron erubescens 'Pink Princess' is an evergreen perennial cultivar in the Araceae family. It climbs through the use of aerial roots and will benefit from a moss pole to encourage its climbing habit. Foliage is glossy and coloured dark green, with splashes of attractive variegation in shades of pink, purple and cream. When grown with care, they can produce stunning whole pink leaves! The leaves are oval in shape and grow to around 20cm in length. Mature plants may produce red-purple flowering spathes, however this is rare. This tender species should be positioned in bright, indirect light, in well-draining soil for optimal growth, it also benefits from the highest humidity you can provide! Originating from Columbia, this tropical plant is a fiendishly popular houseplant in many areas, including the UK. However finding one is another story!
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Planning

Difficulty

Moderate

Harvesting

Generally not harvested.

Propagation

Cuttings

Take stem tip or leaf bud cuttings.

Special features

Indoor plant
Attractive leaves

Special features

Origin

Columbia, South-eastern Brazil.

Natural climate

Tropical.

Environment

Light

Partial Sun, Full Shade

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil type

Chalk, Sand, Gravel, Compost

Soil PH preference

Neutral, Acid

Frost hardiness

Tender

Uses

Notes

Grown as a house plant in conservatories and used to provide tropical looking architectural interest in offices.

Personality

Family

Araceae

Flower colour

White, Green

Scent

None

Problems

Generally disease free but can suffer scale insects.

Related Problems

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