Philodendron Pink Princess: Care Guide For This (In)Famous Houseplant

Philodendron Pink Princess is a tropical houseplant that’s achieved royalty status among collectors. Due to its intense, pink variegation.

This guide will closely examine the growing requirements, try to untangle its history, troubleshoot common problems, and provide some valuable buying tips.

What Is the Origin of Philodendron Pink Princess?

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It's a man-made hybrid, but its exact origin is a bit of a mystery. Some independent research attributes it to Robert McColley.


One thing is sure, though: the plant has been on the market since the 1970s. But it’s only in recent years that it sparked a cult-like following.


Philodendron Pink Princess and Pink Congo may look similar, but they are not the same plant.

Pink Congo

The main thing you want to check is the stem. If the stem has pink variegation, the plant will continue to produce variegated leaves.


Needs bright indirect light to thrive. This will ensure that the plant produces lush, healthy leaves and, preserve the pink color of the foliage.


The best practice is to test the soil with your finger and water it when the top inch feels dry to the touch.


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