Philodendron Pink Princess
Philodendron erubescens 'Pink Princess'
Blushing Philodendron, Red-Leaf Philodendron
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!
Generally not harvested.
Take stem tip or leaf bud cuttings.
Columbia, South-eastern Brazil.
Partial Sun, Full Shade
Chalk, Sand, Gravel, Compost
Soil PH preference
Grown as a house plant in conservatories and used to provide tropical looking architectural interest in offices.
Generally disease free but can suffer scale insects.