Philodendron Erubescens aka Philodendron Pink Princess
Pink Princess Quick Overview
|Full Size||23 inches|
Pink Princess Philodendron are a variegated philodendron variety that boast amazing coloration. With beautiful pinks contrasting deep green/ black leaves, what isn’t there to love? This plant is a must have for all indoor plant addicts for its uniqueness.
In the sections below we will go through the basic care requirements of your Philodendron to make sure you have the best chance at keeping them happy and healthy.
When kept indoors with proper care you can expect your Pink Princess to reach up to 23 inches in length.
Pink Princess Light Requirements
Pink Princess prefer to be positioned in bright indirect light for best growth and require this to thrive. A sign your Pink Princess is not getting enough light is the plant becoming long and leggy in stature. A sign of too much light is more than one leaf yellowing at a time and dropping off. This can be resolved by changing the position of your plant to somewhere that better suits it’s light requirements.
Pink Princess Temperature
Pink Princess will perform best when in an area which maintains a temperature of 65 to 78°F (18 to 25˚C) during the day and around 60°F (15˚C) during the night. Being kept outside of this temperate range for prolonged periods of time can lead to poor plant health.
Providing low humidity will assist in keeping your Pink Princess happy and healthy. If your plant is housed in a spot where you need to increase the humidity, click here for tips on how to increase or decrease humidity levels.
You can expect your Pink Princess to require water when the top inch of soil is dry. When watering your Pink Princess be sure to water thoroughly letting the excess water drain away. Aside from solely relying on the watering frequency to tell when your plant is thirsty, a tell tale sign that your Pink Princess needs water is when the leaves start getting droopy. Drooping leaves can also be a sign of over-watering but will recover when the watering schedule is corrected.
As a rule of thumb your Pink Princess should be fertilized monthly during spring and summer, and every 6 to 8 weeks during the fall and winter. This will assist in keeping your plant alive as well as promote healthy growth.
Pink Princess requires a loose, well draining soil that is also high in organic matter. It’s important to have a soil that drains well to prevent over-watering. Adding perlite to the potting mix will help to aerate the soil as well as improve drainage.
Pink Princess Diseases & Pests
The most common diseases and pests that you can encounter whilst caring for your Pink Princess are aphids and mealybugs. For a wide range of information on combating a large range of indoor plant diseases and pests click here.
Pink Princess Toxicity
Pink Princess are considered to be Toxic when eaten. 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 advice.