Philodendron 'White Princess'
Hey Plant Friends!
This week are talking about Philodendron erubescens ‘White Princess’ which is a newer hybrid cultivar of the blushing philodendron as the specific epithet erubescens implies. Philodendrons are aroids and are members of the Araceae plant family. Unlike its parent plant, White Princess is a self-heading, not climbing philodendron, forming a dense colony originating on a single stalk. This plant is loved for its striking white and green variegation.
Let’s talk about care. Philodendron ‘White Princess’ is going to love bright, indirect light in your home. Low light situations will most certainly hinder maximum color expression and result in low vigor. Plant in an all-purpose potting soil such as Espoma’s Organic Potting Mix or create your own aroid mix combining 1 part potting soil, 1 part perlite, ½ parts charcoal, and ½ parts worm castings. Water your philodendron when the top 1/2 of the soil is dried through making sure to water thoroughly each time you water. Fertilize monthly with a water-soluble fertilizer such as Schultz's All Purpose Fertilizer monthly during the growing season. Pause on fertilizing October – February. Mist foliage every few days to increase humidity if you can. Check for pests each time you water and keep a bottle of Bonide’s Insecticidal Soap on hand for easy treatment.