Pink Princess Philodendron, Rooted Cutting


Philodendron 'Pink Princess' (Philodendron erubescens) can be an excellent "starter" aroid plant for beginners looking for something more exciting as a houseplant for inside their home or office. It is easy to grow, tolerates varying a wide range of light conditions, and produces striking deep dark green leaves with light pink splashes.

The "Pink Princess" is a mutation of the plant, and the leaves vary more than other colored plants. Some Pink Princess plants can have entirely pink leaves, while others may have only some pink on the new growth. It is possible for this plant to revert and stop producing pink splash, but it is also possible for a plant that produces several leaves with no variegation to suddenly start producing beautiful half moon pink variegation.

To get the best chance of color, keep your Pink Princess in bright indirect light. If the plant stops producing pink leaves, cut it back to the last leaf with pink to encourage new growth with pink spots. It is also possible to cut the Pink Princess plant back all the way to its roots. This can produce new growth that has pink leaves.

To help with watering, Pink Princess needs moist soil with excellent drainage. Our favorite aroid mix works great!

Growth Medium: Fully rooted in aroid mix (Orchid Bark, Perlite, Charcoal, Worm Castings). Ceramic pot in photo is not included.

Philodendron 'Pink Princess' (Philodendron erubescens) can tolerate low light, but for the best variegation grow your Pink Princess Philodendron in bright indirect light. Each leaf will be unique, starting out a deep ruby olive mix, and maturing to an almost deep black green with pink spots.

Always pot in a well draining aroid mix. While the Pink Princess likes some moisture, it will quickly rot if kept in a mix that holds too much water. This plant likes to climb, so as it ages it will prefer to be on a moss pole or trellis.

Our favorite philodendron potting mix is easy to make, and works great for your pink princess!

Water like most aroids: fully drench the soil, and then wait for the top few inches to dry out again before re-watering.

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