Plant Care Philodendron 'White Princess'

Philodendron 'White Princess'

4.7 out of 5 (6 experiences)

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

About Philodendron 'White Princess'

Philodendrons grow aerial roots that grip the bark of trees, allowing them to grow over 20 feet tall! Their 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 'White Princess'
Philodendron
Araceae
Alismatales

Also known as

White Philodendron and White-Leaf Philodendron

How to care for Philodendron 'White Princess'

💦 Water

How often to water your Philodendron 'White Princess'

Water needs for Philodendron 'White Princess'
0.5 cups
every 9

Philodendron 'White Princess' 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 'White Princess'

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Philodendron 'White Princess' in your home

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

Philodendron 'White Princess' 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 'White Princess' in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Philodendron 'White Princess'

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Philodendron 'White Princess': 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 'White Princess' after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Browse #Philodendron
💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Philodendron 'White Princess' is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Benefits of Growing Philodendron 'White Princess' →

Common Philodendron 'White Princess' Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Philodendron 'White Princess' 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.

Philodendron 'White Princess' Water Frequency →

Philodendron 'White Princess' Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Philodendron 'White Princess' 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 'White Princess' Light Requirements →

Philodendron 'White Princess' Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.

Philodendron 'White Princess' Toxicity to Cats →

Philodendron 'White Princess' Toxicity to Dogs →

Philodendron 'White Princess' Toxicity to Humans →


💨 Humidity

Philodendron 'White Princess' 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.

Philodendron 'White Princess' Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

Philodendron 'White Princess' 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 'White Princess' →

When and How to Successfully Repot Philodendron 'White Princess' →


💩 Fertilizer

Philodendron 'White Princess' 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 'White Princess' →


❄️ Dormancy

Philodendron 'White Princess' 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 'White Princess' is native to Central, South America, and the Caribbean.


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Philodendron 'White Princess' 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 'White Princess' →


🌱 Propagation

Philodendron 'White Princess' 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.

How to Propagate Philodendron 'White Princess' →


🧐 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 'White Princess'

Philodendron 'White Princess'

Philodendron 'White Princess'


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 'White Princess' has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 3
Philodendron 'White Princess' has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 2
Philodendron 'White Princess' has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 2
Philodendron 'White Princess' has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 2
Philodendron 'White Princess' has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
@Staceymm avatar
@@Staceymm
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 70 XP
globe Alkimos, Western Australia
07/21/2021

Needs humidity, prone to over watering. Likes bright indirect light

Trending in your area

Similar to Philodendron 'White Princess'

Discover rare plants