Fancy owning a low maintenance, high impact house plant that dreams are made of? Then now is the perfect time to create space in your House of Kojo plant collection to make way for the effortlessly chic and highly desirable Philodendron Pink Princess.
At House of Kojo, we are extremely excited to add some highly sought-after royalty to our stock this week, giving you a great opportunity to get your hands on a Philodendron Pink Princess. Not only would this house plant look exceptionally fantastic splashed all over your Instagram account, but it is also very easy to care for and not difficult to grow it to its maximum beauty – what’s not to like?
What is a Philodendron Pink Princess?
You guessed it; a Philodendron Pink Princess is a rare, variegated member of the philodendron clan! The ‘philodendron erubescens’ or ‘blushing philodendron’ boasts a strikingly unique appearance and is a species of flowering plant in the family Araceae, native to Colombia. With its fabulous pink and dark green heart-shaped leaves, the Philodendron Pink Princess is a robust evergreen climber that can easily grow up to an impressive 9” (22 cm) long and 5” (12 cm) wide. Due to the variegated nature of this sought-after house plant, no two-house plants share the same appearance and, because of their widespread popularity, can also be difficult to get hold of. Chlorophyll, a chemical that makes plants green, plays an important role in creating variegation on this house plant, as a lack of it determines the pinkness on the leaves. Although highly variegated pink princesses are deemed more desirable, green leaves serve an important purpose in ensuring that the plant can photosynthesize. More so, chlorophyll helps to create oxygen and glucose for healthy growth, so those green leaves are keeping the plant happy and alive!
How do you care for a Philodendron Pink Princess?
You would expect with a name like pink princess, that this house plant would be a demanding diva. However, the best part about owning this plant is that its relatively low maintenance and doesn’t require any specialist attention. Much like other house plants, the pink princess enjoys well-drained soil and some humidity, allow the top inch of soil to completely dry out between watering. We understand this is a very special house plant, but don’t be tempted to over water it as this will only lead to several growing issues including root rot, yellowing leaves, and a wilted, sad appearance. Best kept in bright, indirect sunlight, we would recommend locating your plant in an east or west-facing room that gets sunlight for part of the day.
There are also ways to upkeep those luscious pink leaves on a prink princess. To help draw the pink out, ensure it gets plenty of indirect light, as too much direct light will turn the leaves yellow. Young leaves on this plant will emerge as a dark green with white variegation. As the plant matures, it will turn almost black with splashes of pink. Naturally, a leaf will turn yellow as it ages, but if the other leaves appear healthy, there is no need to worry!
Room temperature can also determine the health and growth rate of a pink princess. The best temperature range for healthy growth is between 16°C – 29°C. We recommend anything above 18°C should help your pink princess come along nicely.These unique philodendrons do not stick around on our shelves for long, so to avoid disappointment, follow the link to make your next, best purchase of 2021!