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Philodendron Pink Princess

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Philodendron "Pink Princess" has green & black leaves each variegated with unique pink and white flecks and blotches. A real statement plant for any home or office. A great gift for plant collectors! Photos do not do this plant justice!

Plant comes in a plastic grow pot.

Plant pot size: 12cm

Please note plant sizes and colour may vary due to availability.

 

Plant care guide:

Light 

 prefers strong indirect light to thrive. This type of lighting creates the optimal environment for healthy development and balanced variegation. Additionally, filtered light is also beneficial because the sun does not shine directly on the leaves. As a result, the optimal location is in a room that faces east or west and receives sunlight for portion of the day.


If your plant is in an extremely sunny position, such as a south-facing room, you'll need to shade it. Keep the pink plant away from the window if at all possible. One way to detect if it's getting too much sunshine is if the leaves turn yellow. If a few leaves have begun to yellow, transfer the plant to a more shady spot.


A leaf will naturally become yellow as it matures; as long as the surrounding leaves appear healthy, don't be concerned. You'll learn how to resuscitate a dying Pink Princess Philodendron at the end of the article.

Soil 

The finest potting mix for Philodendron erubescens should be nutrient-rich, moisture-retaining, and not soggy. Mix peat-based soil with perlite or orchid substrate to make the perfect growing medium. The fertile, organic peat retains moisture, while the other elements allow excess water to drain.


This Philodendron cultivar, like so many other aroids, has aerial roots. These scavenge moisture and nutrients from the surrounding air. Philodendrons have underground roots as well. So, a soilless mixture like sphagnum moss or peat-pearlite might be used to cultivate your pink plant.


While these "princesses" aren't picky eaters, they still require wet soil to thrive. Proper watering is the next piece of advice for caring for a pink Philodendron.

Water 

Water your plant just when the top 1" to 2" of soil has dried out. Pour water into the pot until it drains out the bottom during watering. This kind of watering guarantees that the plant roots receive adequate nutrition and that the pink leaves grow healthy. When the earth is partly dry, water your Philodendron as needed.


When watering a Pink Princess, the most typical mistake is to try to take care of it too often. Overwatering can cause root rot, yellowing foliage, and a wilted look, among other problems. Test the moisture content of the potting mix first, rather than watering on a regular schedule. If there isn't any moisture in the soil, water the plant. Otherwise, wait till the earth has dried out more before watering.


There are a few reasons why comprehensive irrigation is preferable to shallow irrigation. The roots will not acquire enough moisture if you merely water the plants a little. So, even if you appear to be taking care of your plant, it may still be showing indications of dehydration. Fungus gnats also prefer humid circumstances and reside in the upper 1" to 2" of soil. You are simply encouraging bugs to grow if you do not let the top section of the soil to dry out.