Plant Care Philodendron Prince of Orange

Philodendron Prince of Orange

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About Philodendron Prince of Orange

One of the most colorful Philodendrons, the Prince of Orange has brightly colored leaves the emerge a deep pink/red, and mature to orange, and then green 🧡 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 'Prince of Orange'
Philodendron
Araceae
Alismatales

How to care for Philodendron Prince of Orange

💦 Water

How often to water your Philodendron Prince of Orange

Water needs for Philodendron Prince of Orange
0.5 cups
every 9

Philodendron Prince of Orange 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 Philodendron Prince of Orange

Water 0.5 cups every
9

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Philodendron Prince of Orange in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Philodendron Prince of Orange: 6ft from a window
6ft or less from
a window

Philodendron Prince of Orange 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 💪.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Philodendron Prince of Orange in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Philodendron Prince of Orange

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Philodendron Prince of Orange: 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 Philodendron Prince of Orange after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Philodendron Prince of Orange is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Benefits of Growing Philodendron Prince of Orange →

Common Philodendron Prince of Orange Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Philodendron Prince of Orange prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

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☀️ Sunlight Needs

Philodendron Prince of Orange 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 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Philodendron Prince of Orange Light Requirements →

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🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Philodendron Prince of Orange is not safe to consume. If you, a family member, or a pet has ingested any amount of plant material contact Poison Control, US (800) 222-1222, or your veterinarian. If you have children, cats, or dogs in the home, we suggest keeping this plant out of reach.


💨 Humidity

Philodendron Prince of Orange prefers dry environments. Providing extra humidity or misting your plant allows water to linger on leaves, which can create the perfect environment for harmful types of fungi.

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🪴 Soil

Philodendron Prince of Orange does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

Best Soil Mix for Philodendron Prince of Orange →

When and How to Successfully Repot Philodendron Prince of Orange →


💩 Fertilizer

Philodendron Prince of Orange should be repotted after it doubles in size or once a year, whichever comes first. Fresh potting soil has all the nutrients your plant needs, so as long as it’s refreshed yearly, you shouldn’t need to use fertilizer. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!

How Much and When to Fertilize Philodendron Prince of Orange →


❄️ Dormancy

Philodendron Prince of Orange does not have a typical pattern of dormancy. If you notice their growth slowing down substantially, double check that they are getting enough sunlight and water to thrive!


🌎 Native Region

Philodendron Prince of Orange is native to Central, South America, and the Caribbean.


🌸 Flowers

Philodendron Prince of Orange produces flowers in the wild, but does not flower when kept as houseplants.

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⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Philodendron Prince of Orange is a naturally climbing plant and can be trained to climb indoors if you provide a moss pole or trellis. The newest growth will emerge from the end of the stems.

How and When to Prune Philodendron Prince of Orange →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Philodendron Prince of Orange can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 10a-12a. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Philodendron Prince of Orange Temperature Tolerance →


🌱 Propagation

Philodendron Prince of Orange can be propagated by the stem method. To propagate:

  • Make a cut just above the node. The node is the break in the stem where the leaf emerges.
  • To get the cutting to root, you can either:
    • Place the cutting in water until roots emerge and are ~2” long and then transplant into well-draining soil, or
    • Place the cutting directly into well-draining soil and water when dry.

🍂 Yellow Leaves

Yellow leaves aren’t always a reason to panic, and can be a normal part of a plant’s life cycle. Unless brand new leaves are turning yellow or all the leaves change color at once, it’s likely just your plant shedding old leaves.

Overwatering and root rot are the most likely cause of problems in Philodendron Prince of Orange, since they are sensitive to wet soil. The leaves may also appear to be curling or drooping. Less often, yellow leaves are caused by underwatering, nutrient deficiencies, or pests.

Replace soggy soil with fresh, dry soil and download Greg to make sure your plant never gets overwatered again!


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Philodendron Prince of Orange

Philodendron Prince of Orange

Philodendron Prince of Orange


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

Philodendron Prince of Orange has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 15
Philodendron Prince of Orange has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 12
Philodendron Prince of Orange has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 8
Philodendron Prince of Orange has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 4
Philodendron Prince of Orange has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
@Pcalifornia avatar
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globe San Jose, CA
02/17/2022

It’s dying no matter what I do :(

Browns easily Browns easily
Kim avatar
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12/19/2021

Love the orange leaves

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leaf-1 4 Plants
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11/16/2021

I love this plant. It gives you beautiful colors throughout the year. BUT the second the sun starts to go away or it gets cold the plant stops growing, browns, and the leaves fall. It sucks trying to keep it alive during the winter but it’s exciting to see new leaves grow during the spring and summer.

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globe Leichhardt, Queensland
10/20/2021

He’s just beautiful. New leaves start of orange and turn green as they get older - it’s probably my favourite philodendron that I have so far

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07/04/2021

I love his color & he’s so easy to care for!

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globe San Francisco, CA
06/17/2021

Careful with the overwatering.

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globe Amsterdam, NY
06/16/2021

Beautiful colored leaves

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globe Brentwood, CA
05/27/2021

I bought this plant probably about 2 months ago and this is EXACTLY how it looked when I bought it. It hasn’t changed at all since I purchased it. It hasn’t dropped any leaves, gotten any more brown spots, or even had any new growth. I guess it’s just content with what I’ve given it so a boost will bring about new growth. I’m going to try fertilizing it soon and maybe giving it a little more light.

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globe Sheridan, WY
05/21/2021

It’s still droopy from not being watered for almost two weeks but its still alive!

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globe Memphis, TN
04/10/2021

I thought I wanted a Pink Prince$$ because it looks so pretty, but I think the Prince of Orange is TOTALLY underrated. I love it! It grows so quickly and it's put up with all the rough-housing that goes on at my place (it has been knocked over twice). It's survival of the fittest at this house. When the leaves unfurl, it's so colorful! When the older leaves settle in, it really is stunning. The stems are a beautiful red. There's nothing I don't like about this plant!

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