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All About Philodendron erubescens ‘Pink Princess’

Posted on December 12 2022

Who doesn’t love a little #OnWednesdaysWeWearPink action? The Philodendron ‘Pink Princess’ wears pink every day of the week with it’s bubblegum variegation! And the best part? Even though it’s often tagged as a “rare and exotic plant,” the Pink Princess Philodendron is relatively easy to care for, making it an easy addition to the pink plant clan!

Meet Your Match:

    • Nickname: Pink Princess, Blushing Philodendron 
    • About the Family: The Philodendron ‘Pink Princess’ is a hybrid that’s closely related to Imperial Red. It’s also more distantly related to the Birkin and Giganteum. 
    • Understanding the Family Tree: Araceae (Family), Philodendron (Genus), Philodendron erubescens ‘Pink Princess’ (Species).

    How to Care for Your Pink Princess Philodendron:

      • Watering: When the first 1 inch of soil is dry.
      • Humidity: High. 
      • Soil: Well-draining. Mix peat-based potting mix with orchid mix and perlite.
      • Fertilizer:  During the growing season, use a 20-20-20 blend monthly.
      • Environment: Keep your Pink Princess in bright, indirect light and temperatures above 60 degrees.
      • Propagation: Stem cutting with 1-2 variegated leaves.
      • Toxicity: Shouldn’t be ingested; toxic to pets and people.

      The Best Unboxing Practices:

        Properly caring for your newly unboxed Pink Princess Philodendron for the first week of its new life is crucial to the extended wellness of your plant. Follow these practices to get the best results:
          • Watering: Exotic Forest ships freshly watered plants. Do not water your Pink Princess until it exhibits the proper signs.
          • Repotting: Do not immediately repot your plant, which would likely result in shock and leaf-loss. Allow it to acclimate to its new environment for at least one week. 
          • Lighting: Place your Pink Princess in filtered, low light for a few days to acclimate. Relocate your Pink Princess Philodendron to your desired location that fits its care needs afterward. Do not ever place a freshly un-boxed plant in direct sun.

          What You’re Getting:

          • You will receive a carefully selected, quality evaluated 6” diameter plant. All Exotic Forest plants are rooted and thriving. 

          What Makes Us Special:

          • Shipment Methods: Plants are precious, and we want yours to arrive safely! We ship our plants via UPS, with a maximum of 4-day shipping. 
          • Our Packing: Have you received ‘squished’ plants from other companies? Our solution to this common issue is bamboo stakes and biodegradable packing peanuts (starch), which securely holds your plant in place during shipment. 
          • Chemical-free: We are committed to keeping our plants and customers safe. We never treat our plants with chemical pesticides. 
          • Quality Standards: Exotic Forest strives to meet stringent quality standards and evaluates each plant we resource from our nursery. Pest-free, healthy plants are a requirement!
          • Customer Service: Your satisfaction is our priority. If you are experiencing issues with or have questions about how to care for your Philodendron erubescens ‘Pink Princess’, reach out to us at or via our social media accounts. Are you tired of receiving pre-written responses? We believe that plant parents want to talk to people, not robots. A knowledgeable team member reads and replies to each individual concern: no cookie-cutter answers here!
          • Returns: While we do not accept returns at this time, you can contact us at with photos of your plant and receipt to discuss the specific plant care issues you’re experiencing with your Philodendron erubescens ‘Pink Princess’ and possible resolutions.
          • Your Personal Plant-Care Resource: Do you love your new addition? We couldn’t be happier! Join our mailing list to receive exclusive offers, updates, and care tips.

          FAQ about Caring for Pink Princess Philodendron:

          • How do you propagate a Pink Princess Philodendron? You can propagate your Pink Princess by taking a stem cutting with 1-2 healthy, variegated leaves. Place the cutting in water to root, and plant it in moist soil once it has grown roots that are a few centimeters long.
          • How can you cut a Philodendron Pink Princess? Take time to identify the nodes on your plant’s stem. You’ll be able to spot “joints” between the leaves, with a little protruding “root:” This is a node, which needs to be in direct contact with the water. So, cut the stem of your Pink Princess Philodendron before the node with sterile scissors.
          • Do Pink Princess Philodendrons revert? The short answer: They can. How can you prevent it? While your Pink Princess should never be kissed by direct sunlight, you must keep it in bright indirect light for it to maintain its variegation. If your plant has already begun reverting, cut off the part of the stem that has reverted and place your Pink Princess Philodendron in an area with brighter light.
          • What type of soil mix should I use for my Pink Princess Philodendron? To care for your Pink Princess Philodendron properly, you should plant it in a well-draining potting mix. Unaltered traditional potting mix is not suitable. Improve the drainage by adding 1 part perlite to 3 parts peat-based potting mix (such as Miracle Grow).

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