Prince of Orange (Philodendron)

Plant Care Instructions*


The Philodendron Prince of Orange gets its name from its uniquely hued leaves, which change color over time. New growth starts a starburst yellow when it first emerges, transitioning first to copper tones, and ultimately settling into darker shades of green. Older leaves toward the outside of the plant also turn yellow, so be sure to differentiate between normal leaf color change and coloring that indicates poor health before pruning.

Plant Care*:

The ideal temperature for this plant is 60-75ºF/16-24ºC. Temperatures above and beyond this could cause the plants growth to slow down.

This plant is relatively durable and it can thrive in many different conditions but it is more suited to bright light but not direct sun. It can, however, cope with low light.

Through Spring and Summer, the soil should be kept moist but during winter the soil should be allowed to dry out between waterings.

Typically, any high quality, fast draining potting mix is good.

The Philodendron is a plant that can grow very quickly and should be fed every month during spring and summer, especially when new leaves are growing. During the winter, feeding can take place every other month using a basic houseplant food.

When the roots compact and form a tight ball it is time for the plant to be repotted into a planter that is around 2-3 inches larger. Repotting should take place during the latter part of winter or spring before the plant begins to grow new leaves.

This species is quite tolerant of dry conditions. During summer it's good practice to mist the leaves with plain water.

* Standard care recommendations - you may need to adjust based on your home or office environment.

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