Despite the high drama name and presentation of this Philodendron, the Pink Princess is relatively low maintenance and easy to care for. It is a truly unique and beautiful plant, unsurprisingly coveted for its unusual variegation.
Prefers bright indirect light. Tolerates medium light. Growth will slow in medium light conditions. Direct sunlight can scorch the leaves.
Prefers consistent but moderate watering. Tolerates occasional dryness. Will not tolerate excessive watering.
Prefers chunky soil with plenty of large, organic, particulate matter. The coarseness of the soil allows water to drain freely while the individual components hold moisture effectively.
The Philodendron erubescens 'Pink Princess' is in the family Araceae. It is named for its famous pink variegation and has also been called the Blushing Philodendron.
The Philodendron erubescens is native to Central and South America. They can be found growing in dense, tropical rainforests. The Pink Princess is thought to have been developed as a hybrid of two Philodendron varietals in the 1970s.
The Philodendron Pink Princess is known for its namesake pink variegation. It has light and dark pink shades painted across dark green leaves. Like many Philodendrons, the Pink Princess is a climbing vine.