Philodendron Pink Princess in Trellis, Philodendron Erubescens Exotic Plants
Learn to nurture a living plant with a Philodendron Pink Princess Variegated
Philodendron 'Pink Princess' scientifically known as Philodendron Erubescens, is a very unique plant that produces a very rare black leaf with hot pink variegation, young leaves emerge as a dark olive-green with white variegation, maturing to a deep black with bright pink spots, the variegation is highly visible. Grow in bright indirect light indoors for maximum variegation, or on shaded location outdoors. Pink Princes prefers moist but well-drained soil and some humidity, As a vining plant, it should be grown on a stake or trellis.
This colorful plant is a winner indoors, Provide as much indirect bright light as possible, without the correct light exposure, the Pink Princess will not be able to live up to its name. This gorgeous plant can add a touch of grace and elegance to your houseplant collection. Below find care tips for keeping your Variegated Pink Princess healthy and happy.
DECORATING WITH PHILODENDRON PINK PRINCESS VARIEGATED PLANTS
Plant features are becoming very popular in modern interior design for homes, both indoors and outdoors, also true for spaces like hotels lobbies, main entrances, corporate lobbies and offices, the inclusion of plants make space feel more attractive, exciting and comfortable, creating a well balance peaceful ambiance of styles that can both calm the senses and invigorate the mind simultaneously, adorning with live plants and natural elements is a great choice to create a relaxing atmosphere while at home, reducing the day to day stresses from modern life, weather is traffic congestions or stressful daily routines, living sculptures can be the answer to some of this challenges, design your space with tropical plants in mind.
Care & Maintenance
WATER MANAGEMENT FOR PHILODENDRON PINK PRINCESS - Philodendron plants do enjoy higher moisture levels both in the soil and the surrounding environment, however plants intended for indoor use can be watered less frequent, frequency of watering can depend on the size of the plant, humidity levels and rate of growth. One of the most common mistakes in the care of indoor plants is overwatering, indoor plants are far more tolerant to underwatering than overwatering, Improper watering can result in fungal issues and root rot. It is recommended to monitor your houseplants and water them when they need it, rather than on a schedule. When watering plants the objective is to maintain the soil moist, a moisture meter is a great tool to utilize to reduce the guesswork, We recommend to sample the top soil an inch deep every 3-4 days, if you notice is still moist hold off on watering until it dries further, since most plants water needs may be different this is a good way to determine each individual plant water requirements.
Water Recommendations base on pot size, we suggest to utilize a soil probe initially to determine humidity levels and when to water.
6 inch Pot plants, every 4-7 Days, 10-12 inch Pot plants, every 7-12 days
LIGHTING INSTRUCTIONS - Philodendron can generally tolerate shade and low ight conditions, however Pink Princess do require bright indirect light, this is one of the most important aspects of care, although they can adapt to lower lighting conditions it is not sufficient for the variegation blend to thrive, the alternative colors cream-pink can not photosynthesize and will gradually change to a darker burgundy. It is highly recommended to place the Pink Princess in indirect bright light in order for their leaves to remain vibrant, bright light is what encourages the beautiful variegation and blend of colors in the foliage. Partial to full sun exposure is acceptable only for short periods of time, Too much direct sun exposure will scorch its delicate leaves. You should place the Pink Princess near a window where the plant can receive the brightest available light, east, south, and west facing windows are the best options, we recommend to rotate the plant occasionally, this will allow the plant to receive bright light from different angles, it can minimize leaf drops from within the canopy and allow the plant to maintain even healthy growth all year round.
HUMIDITY - Philodendrons originate from the tropics, where humidity is very high, generally the air in our homes is dry, occasionally misting our houseplants is a very simple and effective way to boost humidity, an easy solution to the risk of overwatering your plants. Philodendrons in general enjoy higher humidity levels, Always pay attention to the color and texture of the leaves on your plant. Generally Plants with brown or dry leaf tips will benefit from regular misting to keep the plant happy and thriving, preferably in the mornings to allow the foliage to completely dry out during the day.
PLACEMENT AND TEMPERATURE - Selecting the right location for your plant indoors or outdoors is very important, micro climates can affect the health of the plant, make sure the plant does not receive air draft from near by AC/Heating vents, or warm air if close to a freezer, the foliage will dehydrate faster than it can hydrate from moisture in the air or in the soil, eventually turning brown and dropping, when plants are properly watered and care for and still display signs of wilting or seem sad it may help to relocate the plant to a different area for brighter indirect light. Please note most tropical plants are from the tropics, proper moisture is required for their health and survival, we highly recommend to bring your tropical plants indoors when temperatures are expected below 45s during winter months or above 90 during summer months, extreme weather can severely damage the plant.
FERTILIZING – No need to fertilize right away, We fertilize our plants during the production phase with slow release fertilizer which can last an additional 2-3 months supplying residual nutrients to the plant. Once you do decide to fertilize You may use a fertilizer formulated for interior plants, preferably a slow release fertilizer 180 days duration, fertilize during spring or fall base on label instructions.
How to propagate Philodendron Plants.
The easiest way to propagate them is by way of cuttings, find a fairly young fast-growing section of stem with 3-4 section of leaves, cut the stem between nodes, you should end up with a new stem containing 3-4 sections of leaves. Make sure to wear gloves to avoid contact with the sap that will release from the stem cut, use a paper towel to dry it. Allow the bud end of the cutting to dry for about an hour so it may callus on the bud end, place the cutting in a glass or ceramic container with with clean water about an 1-2 inches high, add rooting hormone if available, place in bright indirect light, change the water once a week, within a couple months you should see white buds forming near the bottom cut section of the stem, once roots grow 2-3 inches long you may plant your rooted cutting in soil.
How to Prune Philodendron Pink Princess
Philodendrons do not need much pruning, regular maintenance may be needed and should be done first If you notice any diseased leaves, be sure to trim those off immediately, using a clean knife or shears. If pruning is desire to promote multiple branch growth it can be made just above any node, right about where a leaf attaches to a stem, This will reduce the size of the plant, promote new growth from the point where the cut was made. Before pruning be sure to identify the areas where cuts will be made, especially if you’re pruning to shape your plant. Try marking the areas you want to cut with colored strings or ribbons before cutting. Keep in mind that if you take more than 10% of the leaves or branches, your tree could experience shock, which could cause it to stop growing and droop for a few weeks, so you may want to prune in stages if you’re planning to make drastic changes.
INSECTS OR DESEASES - Here’s another plus, Pink Princess plants are not regularly affected by pests. in the event that scale, mealy bugs, or mites are found to affect the plant, they can be controlled by wiping the infested area with a soapy solution, add a few drops of dish soap in a cup of water and wipe off the affected areas with a soft cloth, It can take several intermittent cleanings to rid the plant of the pests.
Horticultural oils can be sprayed directly onto the insects, A second and third treatment, if using oils, will be necessary. Space out the sprays at 3 week intervals to break up the mealybug life cycle. Both of these treatments together will be very effective.
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