Prince of Orange Quick Overview
|Full Size||20-24 inches|
Philodendron Prince of Orange are a hybrid philodendron variety with vibrant orange leaves. Their cousins the imperial gold philodendron that also have orange hued leave fail to compare to the prince of orange in vibrancy of color.
In the sections below we will go through the basic care requirements of your Philodendron Prince of Orange to make sure you have the best chance at keeping them happy and healthy.
When kept indoors with proper care you can expect your Prince of Orange to reach 20 to 24 inches in length and 20 to 26 inches wide. These philodendron will grow very similarly to other similar shaped philodendron like ‘Rojo Congo‘ and in the right conditions double in size over 12 months.
Prince of Orange prefer to be positioned in bright indirect light for best growth and require this to thrive. A sign your Prince of Orange is getting too much light is the leaves going pale. This can be resolved by changing the position of your plant to somewhere that better suits its light requirements.
Prince of Orange will perform best when in an area which maintains a temperature of 65-80˚F (18-26˚C) and kept above 55˚F (12˚C) at night. Being kept outside of this temperate range for prolonged periods of time can lead to poor plant health.
Prince of Orange are happy with the basic household humidity but providing a higher humidity will help encourage larger leaves in new growth. If your plant is placed in a spot that could do with an increase in humidity, click here for tips on how to increase the humidity.
You can expect your Prince of Orange to require water around once a week. When watering your Prince of Orange be sure to water thoroughly allowing the water to drain completely as the plant doesn’t like to stay wet. Aside from solely relying on the watering frequency to tell when your plant is thirsty, a tell tale sign that your Prince of Orange needs water is the top 1-2 inches of soil is dry or drooping leaves.
As a rule of thumb your Prince of Orange should be fertilized every month during spring and summer. This will assist in keeping your plant alive as well as promote healthy growth. If you notice your plants leaves are curling or getting brown tips, that is a sign that your plant is being over-fertilized.
Prince of Orange requires a loose, well draining soil. It’s important to have a soil that drains well to prevent over-watering. Perlite is advantageous when added to the potting mix will help to aerate the soil as well as improve drainage.
Diseases & Pests
The most common diseases and pests that you can encounter whilst caring for your Philodendron Prince of Orange are aphids and mealybugs. For a wide range of information on combating a large range of indoor plant diseases and pests click here.
Prince of Orange are considered to be toxic if ingested. All philodendron plants contain calcium oxalate crystals which are toxic to both humans and pets. Symptoms include a burning sensation and swelling of the lips, mouth, throat and tongue.
If symptoms occur please seek the appropriate medical attention.