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All About Philodendron 'Prince of Orange'

Posted on December 09 2022

Are you looking to spice up a green-on-green plant collection? Look no further! The Philodendron Prince of Orange plant is your perfect match. This Philodendron has alluring, multi-colored foliage that changes as the leaves mature. New growth starts out peachy orange, eventually transforming into a light green. During the growing season, it’s not rare to see green, yellow, and orange leaves growing simultaneously, making it an addictive pop of color to any plant tribe!

Meet Your Match:

    • Nickname: Orange Prince.
    • About the Family: The Philodendron Prince of Orange is a relative of other Philodendron varieties, such as the Birkin and White Princess.
    • Understanding the Family Tree: Araceae (Family), Philodendron (Genus), Philodendron ‘Prince of Orange’ (Species).
    • Hometown: South America.

    How to Care for Your Philodendron Prince of Orange Plant:

      • Watering: Allow the first 1-2 inches to dry out before watering.
      • Humidity: Average-high.
      • Soil: Well-draining soil. 
      • Fertilizer: Balanced fertilizer monthly during the Spring-Summer.
      • Environment: Keep your Philodendron in bright-medium, indirect light, and temperatures above 65 degrees.
      • Propagation: Stem cuttings.
      • Toxicity: Toxic to pets and people.

          The Best Unboxing Practices:

            Properly caring for your newly unboxed Philodendron Prince of Orange 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 Orange Prince 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 Philodendron in filtered, low light for a few days to acclimate. Relocate your Philodendron Prince of Orange plant 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 approximately 8" tall. 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 'Prince of Orange', 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 'Prince of Orange' 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 Philodendron Prince of Orange Plant:

                • How big do Philodendron Prince of Orange plants get? It can grow up to two feet tall!
                • How do you take care of a Prince of Orange Philodendron? These plants are very easy to care for. What are the basic requirements? Provide them with bright light and water when the first 1-2 inches of soil are dry. If you’re unsure if you should water, hold off a day or two.
                • Why does my Philodendron Prince of Orange plant have yellow leaves? Yellowing leaves are a sign that there’s something wrong with your care routine. The #1 reason for plant deaths? Overwatering. So, re-evaluate your watering routine and back off slightly. What else could cause yellow leaves? Temperatures that are too warm, stress from inconsistent watering, or improper lighting. (Yes, we know that covers just about “everything”... read this to diagnose the problem!)

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