Philodendron 'Prince of Orange'
This is a specific showstopper plant and it's actually a hybrid that you won’t find in a natural environment.
When the new oval-shaped leaves unfurl, they have a coppery-deep orange hue, turning olive green and golden as they get bigger. Finally, the fully grown leaves take a darker hue with age.
When all colors stand together in a single plant, what a dazzling splash of colors it is!
Plant special features
|Sunlight:||prefers bright indirect light. Place the plant in full/Partial shade and it will thrive.|
|Watering:||the plant prefers less watering. Water only when the top soil is totally dry. You may water it once in 3-4 days and once in a week in colder months.|
|Temprature:||65-79 degree Fahrenheit.|
|Soil:||Light, airy, fertile rich and well drained.|
|Repotting:||As it is a fast growing plant, ideally you should re-pot it once every 2 years. Re-pot the plant late in winter or early spring. At the time of repotting pick a pot that is at least 1-2 inches bigger than your previous pot.|
|Propagation:||The plant can be propagated using stem cuttings or by division of the plant during re-potting.|
Dos and Don’ts:
For pest control : Clean the leaves of the plant with a solution of little bit of dishwashing detergent / liquid Sanitizer spray and water. Wipe off the leaves after applying solution.
Avoid over-watering especially when the pot does not have drainage holes.
Common problem is leaves turning brown, yellow, or have wilted indicating nutrient deficiency through over/under watering. Hence, maintaining a balanced moisture is the key.
Styling and décor tips:
Best as potted plant near a north facing window (i.e an area of bright difussed light).
Best locations for placing this plant would be steamy and reasonably bright area such as kitchen or Bathroom. A low-lit office or bedroom will also suit fine as long as its humidity needs is met.
Looks quite appealing on white pots/ planters, on a tall corner stand in the living room.