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Philodendron 'Pink Princess' (v)

A tropical perennial with thick, clinging or trailing stems that are bright red when young. Leaves are oval-shaped with tapering tips, and glossy deep green splashed with cream and pink

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Size
Ultimate height
1–1.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
5–10 years
Ultimate spread
0.5–1 metres
Growing conditions
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green Cream Pink
Summer Green Cream Pink
Autumn Green Cream Pink
Winter Green Cream Pink
Position
  • Partial shade
Aspect

East–facing or South–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H1A
Botanical details
Family
Araceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Bushy, Climbing, Trailing
Potentially harmful
Harmful if eaten, skin/eye irritant/allergen. Wear gloves and other protective equipment when handling
Genus

Philodendron can be shrubs, trees or climbers, with glossy, leathery, evergreen, simple to pinnately divided leaves, and tiny flowers borne within arum-like white, green or reddish spathes

Name status

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in a loose, free draining houseplant compost in bright, filtered or indirect light. Mist daily. During the growing season, water freely and apply a balanced liquid fertiliser monthly; water moderately at other times. Repot every 2-3 years. See Philodendron and houseplant cultivation for further advice

Propagation

Propagate by softwood stem tip or leaf bud cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Houseplants
Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

May be susceptible to scale insects and glasshouse red spider mite

Diseases

Generally disease-free

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