Philodendron Pink Princess — sometimes affectionately shortened to “PPP,” is a tropical houseplant that’s achieved royalty status among collectors. Due to its intense, pink variegation. However, it is an actual plant, and although it doesn’t grow in the wild, its unique coloring is 100% natural.
Philodendron Pink Princess is a man-made hybrid, but its exact origin is a bit of a mystery. Some independent research attributes it to Robert McColley. He was a plant breeder passionate about hybridizing philodendrons and aglaonemas. And also responsible for many exciting cultivars.
Philodendron Pink Princess and Pink Congo may look similar, but they are not the same plant. Pink Congo became a houseplant sensation several years ago due to its vibrant, entirely pink leaves. (Read website article for details)
Always buy Philodendron Pink Princess plants from a reputable, trustworthy seller. If possible, try to buy the plant in person or request photos of the plant. The main thing you want to check is the stem. If the stem has pink variegation, the plant will continue to produce variegated leaves. Read more tips in website article.
A lush Philodendron Pink Princess can be the pride and joy of any avid houseplant collector. And the good news is that keeping this gorgeous plant alive is not as difficult as it seems. There are 5 main growing components:
Philodendron Pink Princess needs bright indirect light to thrive. This will ensure that the plant produces lush, healthy leaves and, most importantly, preserve the pink color of the foliage.
Keep the soil of your Philodendron Pink Princess moist but not soaked. This plant does not tolerate drought, but it can quickly develop root rot if the soil is waterlogged. Rather than using a watering schedule, the best practice is to test the soil with your finger and water it when the top inch feels dry to the touch.
Plant Philodendron Pink Princess in an aerated, well-draining, moisture-retentive soil mix. The ideal growing medium for this plant is a mix of 2 parts universal potting soil, 1 part perlite, and 1 part orchid bark. Read all details on website article.
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