Where to Find + How to Care for Philodendron Pink Princess

The Pink Princess Philodendron is a hot (pink) houseplant that's making waves on social media—but is it real, and is it worth buying?

If you love rare varieties, PPP (as it's called by plant aficionados) is easier to grow than you might think.

Here's how to find one, imposters to avoid, and everything you need to know about Philodendron 'Pink Princess' care, including how to maintain its dazzling pink leaves.


Light and temperature

At home, the best place for the Pink Princess Philodendron is in front of an east- or west-facing window. This will allow it to see bright sunlight for several hours a day and spend the rest of the time in shade.


Water and humidity

Let your plant partially dry out before giving it a good, deep watering. To check the soil, simply use the finger test: If the top 2 inches feels dry, it’s time to water. Pour water over the plant generously until it flows freely out the drainage hole.


Soil and planting

If you like things a little more hands-on, you can easily create your own aroid mix. You need a good balance of moisture retention and aeration, and I use this simple formula for remembering how to make it: 4-3-2-1.



Use a balanced liquid fertilizer in a diluted concentration (half-dose is what I aim for) once a month, and never fertilize when your plant looks stressed.



You can encourage new growth points by cutting the stem in between nodes. (A node is a small bump where each leaf meets the stem or vine.) The best time to prune is in spring, right before it starts to grow again.

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