Philodendron Pink Princess in Pink Pot

Philodendron Pink Princess Growers Guide NZ

If you’re looking to add a touch of royalty to your home, then you can’t go past the Philodendron Pink Princess. This beautiful plant is native to Colombia and is easily recognisable by its large, heart-shaped leaves. While it’s not the easiest plant to care for, with a little bit of know-how, you can have a Pink Princess that is the envy of all your friends. Here’s everything you need to know about growing a Philodendron Pink Princess in New Zealand.

Pink Princess – Growers Overview

The Philodendron Pink Princess is a hybrid Philodendron that was created by crossing the Philodendron erubescens and Philodendron hederaceum. The result is a Philodendron with beautiful pink and green variegated leaves. The Philodendron Pink Princess is a fast-growing plant and can reach up to 2m in height. It is a climbing plant and will require a support structure such as a trellis or fence. The Philodendron Pink Princess is an easy plant to care for and is tolerant of a wide range of conditions. It prefers a well-lit position but will tolerate lower light levels. It is a drought-tolerant plant but will benefit from regular watering during the growing season. The Philodendron Pink Princess is a popular houseplant and makes an excellent addition to any indoor space.

Botanical NamePhilodendron erubescens ‘pink princess’ 
Common Name Philodendron pink princess, blushing philodendron 
Family Araceae 
Plant Type Perennial 
Mature Size 2-4 ft. tall, 2-4 ft. wide 
Sun Exposure Partial 
Soil Type Loamy, moist but well-draining 
Soil pH Acidic 
Bloom Time Spring, summer 
Flower Color Green, white 
Hardiness Zones 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11b 
Native AreaSouth America

Pink Princess Philodendron Care

When it comes to indoor plants, few are as loved as the pink princess philodendron. This is an easy-care plant that is known for its trailing vines and bright pink leaves. If you are looking for a plant that will add some colour to your home, then the pink princess philodendron is a great option. Here are a few tips to help you care for your pink princess philodendron:

  • Place your plant in a bright spot, but out of direct sunlight. The leaves of the pink princess philodendron are delicate and can sunburn easily.
  • Water your plant regularly, allowing the soil to dry out slightly between waterings.
  • Fertilize your plant every few months with a balanced fertilizer.
  • Trim back the leaves regularly to keep your plant looking tidy. With a little care, your pink princess philodendron will thrive and bring some beautiful colours into your home.

Light

Light is an important factor to consider when growing Philodendron Pink Princess. These plants thrive in bright, indirect light but can also tolerate low light conditions. If you are growing your Philodendron Pink Princess indoors, place it near a window where it will receive plenty of light. Philodendron Pink Princess can also be grown outdoors in a shady spot.

Soil

When it comes to soil, Philodendron Pink Princesses are not too fussy. They will grow in most soil types as long as it is well-draining. A mixture of peat moss, potting soil, and perlite or sand works well. Be sure to add some extra drainage holes to pots as these plants like to stay on the drier side.

Water

Water your Philodendron Pink Princess when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch. Allow the water to flow through the drainage holes at the bottom of the pot, and empty any excess water from the saucer. Pink Princesses are tropical plants, so they prefer warm water.

Temperature and Humidity

When growing Philodendron Pink Princesses in New Zealand, it is important to keep an eye on the temperature and humidity levels in your growing environment. The ideal temperature range for these plants is 16-24 degrees Celsius, with a humidity level of around 60%. If the temperature drops below 16 degrees, the plants will start to go dormant and may lose their leaves. If the temperature gets too high, the leaves will start to turn yellow and the plant will stop growing. Too much humidity can cause the leaves to drop, so it is important to maintain a balance.

Fertilizer

Fertilizer is an important part of growing Philodendron Pink Princess. Use a balanced fertilizer with an NPK ratio of 20-20-20. Fertilize every two weeks during the growing season and monthly during the winter.

Pink Princess Philodendron Propagation

If you’re reading this, chances are you’re the proud owner of a Pink Princess Philodendron, or you’re thinking about becoming one.

Either way, congratulations! These beautiful plants are not only easy to care for, but they’re also easy to propagate. Here’s a quick guide on how to do it:

  1. Cut a stem from your Pink Princess Philodendron that is at least 6 inches long. Make sure the stem has at least 2 leaves on it.
  2. Place the stem in a jar or vase of water.
  3. Put the jar or vase in bright, indirect light.
  4. Wait for the roots to grow! This can take anywhere from 2-4 weeks.
  5. Once the roots are an inch or so long, you can transplant your new Pink Princess Philodendron into a pot of its own.

And that’s it! With a little patience, you’ll soon have a whole army of Pink Princess Philodendrons.

Common Pink Princess Pests & Diseases

Pink Princess philodendrons are relatively easy to grow, however, there are a few pests and diseases that can affect them.

Mealybugs

One of the most common pests is mealybugs. Mealybugs are small, white, fuzzy insects that feed on plant sap. They can cause stunted growth and yellowing of leaves. If you see mealybugs on your plant, you can remove them with a cotton swab dipped in rubbing alcohol.

Spider mites

Another common pest is spider mites. Spider mites are tiny spider-like creatures that feed on plant sap. They can cause yellowing of leaves and webbing on the plant. If you see spider mites on your plant, you can remove them with a cotton swab dipped in rubbing alcohol.

Root Rot

The most common disease that affects pink princess philodendrons is root rot. Root rot is caused by too much moisture around the roots of the plant. It can cause the leaves to yellow and drop off, and the plant to wilt. If you think your plant has root rot, you should remove it from the pot and replant it in well-drained soil.

Common Problems With Pink Princess Philodendron

The Pink Princess is a vining plant, so it needs something to climb on, like a trellis or a fence. It can grow to be quite large, so make sure you have enough space for it. Common problems with Pink Princess Philodendron include:

Leaves turning yellow: This is usually due to too much sun. Move your plant to a shadier spot.

Leaves getting brown tips: This is usually due to too much water. Allow the soil to dry out between waterings.

Leaves drooping: This is usually due to too little water. Water your plant more often.

If you are having problems with your Pink Princess Philodendron, try one of these solutions. If the problem persists, please consult a professional.

Buying a Pink Princess Philodendron

When buying a pink princess philodendron, it’s important to choose a plant that has healthy leaves. Avoid plants that have yellowing leaves, or leaves that are shedding. It’s also a good idea to choose a plant that is in a pot that is slightly larger than the one it came in. This will give the plant room to grow.

Once you’ve brought your pink princess philodendron home, it’s important to give it the right conditions to thrive.

With a little bit of love and care, your pink princess philodendron will thrive and bring a touch of royalty to your home!

House of Plants

House of Plants's Philodendron Pink Princess (Second Grade)

Philodendron Pink Princess (Second Grade) – Shop Now

NZD 149.99

Note: This grade of Pink Princess is for plants which have some damage to the leaves, usually it is the tips of one or two leaves missing. These plants are perfectly healthy and if cared for properly will grow into a beautiful Philodendron. 

About House of Plants

  • Orders are dispatched on Monday – Tuesday every week
  • Online orders are dispatched from South Auckland
  • All shipments are tracked
  • Do not accept returns if you change your mind.
  • If your plant is damaged whilst in transit, contact them within 3 working days with proof of the damage to organise an exchange or refund.

Oderings

Oderings Philodendron Pink Princess (Second Grade)

Philodendron Pink Princess Small – Shop Now

$99.99

These come in a 10cm nursery pot. 

About Oderings

  • Plants ordered on Thursday and Friday will be dispatched on Monday to avoid dehydration over the weekend.
  • Standard shipping times are 2-3 business days for South Island and 3-5 business days for North Island once the package is with the courier.
  • All plants are shipped from their Christchurch base, and you will receive a shipping notification when the plants have been sent.

Final Words

If you’re looking to add a splash of color to your home, the Philodendron Pink Princess is a great option. This beautiful plant is easy to care for, and with a little bit of effort, you can have a stunning Pink Princess of your own. Now you know everything you need to know to get started.

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Philodendron Pink Princess Growers Guide NZ
If you’re looking to add a touch of royalty to your home, then you can’t go past the Philodendron Pink Princess. This beautiful plant is native to Colombia and is easily recognisable by its large, heart-shaped leaves. While it’s not the easiest plant to care for, with a little bit of know-how, you can have …

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