Plant Care Pink Princess Philodendron

Pink Princess Philodendron

4.7 out of 5 (37 experiences)

Pink Princess Philodendron has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves
Pink Princess Philodendron has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

About Pink Princess Philodendron

The Pink Princess Philodendron has developed a cult following in recent years 💕. Known for its famed pink leaves, mature specimens of this plant have sold for thousands of dollars. Philodendrons grow aerial roots that grip the bark of trees, allowing them to grow over 20 feet tall! Their heart-shaped leaves change shape as they climb and can grow larger than a dinner plate. Fossils show Philodendrons growing as far back as 30 million years ago when South America was still connected to Antarctica! ❄️

Taxonomy

Philodendron 'Pink Princess'
Philodendron
Araceae
Alismatales

How to care for Pink Princess Philodendron

Water

How often to water your Pink Princess Philodendron

Water needs for Pink Princess Philodendron
0.5 cups
every 9

Pink Princess Philodendron needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Pink Princess Philodendron

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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Finding light for Pink Princess Philodendron in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Pink Princess Philodendron: 6ft from a window
6ft or less from
a window

Pink Princess Philodendron can tolerate being far from a window and light source.

Place it less than 6 feet from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪.

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Nutrients

How to fertilize Pink Princess Philodendron

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Pink Princess Philodendron: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Pink Princess Philodendron after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Pink Princess Philodendron is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!


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Yellow Leaves

Care Summary for Pink Princess Philodendron

Pink Princess Philodendron

Pink Princess Philodendron


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 6ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Pink Princess Philodendron has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 16
Pink Princess Philodendron has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 15
Pink Princess Philodendron has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 11
Pink Princess Philodendron has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 10
Pink Princess Philodendron has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 7
Pink Princess Philodendron has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 2
Samsin32 avatar
@Samsin32
leaf-1 156 Plants
xp 20,275 XP
globe Pittsburg, KS
02/25/2022

My favorite plant! It’s so beautiful and unique!

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@Theplantypony
leaf-1 116 Plants
xp 9,600 XP
01/23/2022

Super rewarding plant to grow & easy to propagate in water! I’ve also had great success with them in leca. Too much light will burn their leafs. Not super dramatic but will let you know when thirsty. My all time favorite plant!

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
Megano avatar
@Megano
leaf-1 50 Plants
xp 19,515 XP
globe Washington, DC
01/10/2022

Love philodendrons and how their leaves grow. Looking forward to watching this one pop over time 😍

Megan avatar
@Megan
leaf-1 94 Plants
xp 14,433 XP
globe Washington, DC
11/29/2021

Love love love. Pretty easy to care for! Just like other philodendrons.

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@Txfarmchik
leaf-1 8 Plants
xp 266 XP
globe Weatherford, TX
11/23/2021

She’s just so pretty. She’s loving the morning sun in my east window

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Theplantypony avatar
@Theplantypony
leaf-1 116 Plants
xp 9,600 XP
11/13/2021

If you love pink, you’ll love philo. Pink princess! They thrive in high humidity & I’ve found they also do well in leca. When given a pole, they’ll put off larger leaves. They do brown / not put out a lot of pink if in too bright of light.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Browns easily Browns easily
Jujubeans avatar
@Jujubeans
leaf-1 50 Plants
xp 4,210 XP
globe Decatur, GA
10/18/2021

Hardy, very unusual color variations, lush glossy leaves and quite unique features.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Nellbell85 avatar
@Nellbell85
leaf-1 20 Plants
xp 495 XP
globe Boulder, CO
09/17/2021

So beautiful, fast grower, easy to reproduce; mine was an unrooted cutting 6 months ago!!! The care is easy & I’d recommend this to anyone.

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
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@Samijohanson
leaf-1 92 Plants
xp 2,533 XP
globe McCall, ID
09/09/2021

Very beautiful low color Philodendron Pink Princess from American Plant Exchange (more light will give it more color they say). Best price available for a great plant. Shop around for the best plant for you! These babies don’t come cheap. And they prefer distilled water and high humidity. If you’re getting this Pink Princess do yourself and it a favor and get a distiller and a levoit humidifier. They’ll help you give her the proper care!

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Browns easily Browns easily
Grumblebee avatar
@Grumblebee
leaf-1 31 Plants
xp 1,848 XP
globe Woodinville, WA
08/12/2021

Beautiful pink variegation

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Plantsong avatar
@Plantsong
leaf-1 35 Plants
xp 4,441 XP
06/16/2021

I actually wish I didn't spend so much money on this plant. It's not my favorite.

Jschu avatar
@Jschu
leaf-1 26 Plants
xp 1,053 XP
04/08/2021

This is the really expensive plant (that I sometimes regret buying). She is very low maintenance, but she is fragile. Make sure she gets a proper amount of moisture and she doesn’t get touched too much. She likes sunlight, but not right next to the window.

Fast grower Fast grower
Cody avatar
@Cody
leaf-1 102 Plants
xp 5,512 XP
globe New York
04/08/2021

Not worth the price, but beautiful

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