Pink Princess Variegation
Normally, the variegation is caused by a mutation in the plant.
The bottom line is that whatever the variegated color is, those sections of the leaves lack chlorophyll that is needed for the plant to photosynthesize and make food from the sun’s energy.
Philodendron Pink Princess – Light
We recommend good light in order to maximize the coloration in Pink Princess. As with all philodendrons, they like bright indirect light. Some direct sun is fine, but don’t place this plant in full sun otherwise you will damage the plant. Especially the variegated regions.
Philodendron Pink Princess – Watering and Soil
Philodendrons in general like to be on the moist end, but of course should always be well drained. I find that my plant responds best when I give it a thorough watering and let all the excess water drain away. Then I let the surface of the soil dry out before I water thoroughly again. Ideally, I let the top 1/2 inch to 1 inch or so dry out.
Try and avoid letting the potting mix dry out completely.
Fertilize regularly during the active growing season for best results. During winter, when growth has slowed down due to much shorter days, I normally stop fertilizing.
It is a premium fertilizer that contains all the micro and macro nutrients that plants need, and is urea-free. Start fertilizing around February or March and then stop around October.
Philodendron Pink Princess Support
Even though she’s a princess…even princesses need support.
This plant is a vining plant by nature, so be sure to give it a trellis or post to climb on. As it grows, loosely tie the vine to the support structure.
You will achieve the best results from this plant if you provide a nice support for it.
Whether you use a moss post, a cedar board, or any other support, your plant will appreciate the support.
Philodendron Pink Princess – Variegation
So many people want to have all pink leaves. But be careful what you wish for. The all pink leaves have zero chlorophyll in them, and if you don’t manage your plant, it will decline.
Monstera or Swiss Cheese Plant is full of personality. The broad leaf-span, ribbon-like leaves and holes makes for 1 of our most unique plants. Be sure to choose a spot in your home to allow your new plant friend room to stretch.
- Extended living easy to care for plant
- Performs best in bright indirect light
- Can be easily propagated