ABOUT OF PHILODENDRON PINK PRINCESS
The Philodendron Pink Princess is one of the most stunning and beautiful houseplants to grow. With its dark green leaves and bright pink variegation, this indoor plant is rightly called the “pink princess.” Pink Princess philodendron plants grow well in pots or in hanging baskets where the trailing vines and pink leaves create a stunning showpiece. There is also a pink Philodendron called the “Pink Congo,” however, this not the true “princess”—you’ll find out why in this article.
The Philodendron Pink Princess—botanical name Philodendron erubescens—is a trailing plant in the family Araceae. Apart from the splendid pink and dark green leaves, the plant is identified by large waxy leaves. These leaves can grow up to 9” (22 cm) long and 5” (12 cm) wide.
The pinkness on the leaves is due to a lack of chlorophyll—the chemical that makes plants’ leaves green. However, some greenness on the leaves is also necessary so that the plants can photosynthesize. Chlorophyll helps to create oxygen and glucose for healthy growth.
How to care for Philodendron Pink Princess:
For the plant to thrive, grow in a bright spot with indirect light in a pot that has moist, well-draining soil. Water when the top 1-inch (2.5 cm) of soil is dry. Keep humidity medium-high, the temperature between 60°F and 84°F (16°C – 29°C), fertilize once a month and prune stems to encourage bushy growth.
So, despite its exotic look, the pink Philodendron erubescens is very easy to care for. However, due to its breath-taking pink variegation, there are a few essential care tips, especially for this plant. Following this care guide will help to ensure that the dark green-burgundy leaves with bright pink patches stay vibrant.