Philodendron White Princess
White Princess Quick Overview
|Full Size||1 metre plus|
The White Princess Philodendron hybrid plant are very similar in appearance to the white knight philodendron. The difference in which is identifiable by the coloration of the plants stems. A dark pink/ purple stem variegation is the coloration of a white knight philodendron, whereas a green stem is that of the white princess.
Below we will go through the basic care requirements of your Philodendron White princess to give you the knowledge you need to keep yours thriving.
When kept indoors with proper care you can expect your White Princess to reach 1 metre in length.
White Princess prefer to be positioned in bright indirect light for best growth and require this to thrive. A sign your White Princess is getting too much light is the leaves constantly going yellow. A sign your plant is not getting enough light is your plant getting long and leggy. This can be resolved by changing the position of your plant to somewhere that better suits it’s light requirements.
White Princess will perform best when in an area which maintains a temperature of 64-73˚F (18-23°C ). Being kept outside of this temperate range for prolonged periods of time can lead to poor plant health.
Maintaining a medium to high humidity will assist in keeping your White Princess happy and healthy. If your plant is housed in a spot with a humidity level consistently outside of this range click here for tips on how to increase or decrease humidity levels.
You can expect your White Princess to require water when the top layer of soil is dry. When watering your White Princess, be sure to water thoroughly allowing water to drain completely. Aside from solely relying on the watering frequency to tell when your plant is thirsty, a tell tale sign that your White Princess needs water is drooping leaves. However, drooping leaves can also be a sign that the plant is getting too much water.
As a rule of thumb your White Princess should be fertilized monthly during spring and summer and every 6 to 8 weeks during fall and winter. This will assist in keeping your plant alive as well as promote healthy growth.
White Princess requires a moist but well draining soil. Perlite is a great soil additive to potting mix to ensure adequate water drainage. We recommend a mixture of 1 part perlite to 9 parts premium indoor plant potting mix.
Diseases & Pests
The most common diseases and pests that you can encounter whilst caring for your White Princess are aphids and mealy bugs. For a wide range of information on combating a large range of indoor plant diseases and pests click here.
White Princess are considered to be toxic when eaten. All philodendron plants contain calcium oxalate crystals which are toxic to both humans and pets. Symptoms can include, but are not limited to the following; burning sensations and swelling of the lips, mouth, throat and tongue.
If you or someone you know have ingested this philodendron and symptoms occur please seek medical attention.