The exquisite philodendron ‘Prince of Orange’ is a rarity in the plant world renowned for its beauty. Originating from tropical rainforests of Central and South America, this rare and delicate creature enjoys balmy temperatures and plentiful humidity, perfect for creating its trademark vivid orange hues.
Not to be confused with the colourful outdoor varieties, this houseplant loves its indoor environment, where it can be appreciated and fussed over. If you find yourself lucky enough to have one of these beauties or have your heart set on one.
Tips for nurturing your Philodendron ‘Prince of Orange’
Bright but indirect is ideal, as it can become scorched in direct sunlight.
It likes it hot! 18-30°C (64 – 86°F).
Soil Type and Drainage
It prefers well-draining soil, a mixture of potting compost and perlite works well.
Keep an eye on the humidity levels; if it’s under 40%, you can mist it gently in the evenings.
It’s best to water when the top few inches of soil are dry. Too much water at once can cause root rot, so it’s best to stick to smaller amounts more regularly.
All parts of the philodendron ‘Prince of Orange’ plant are toxic if consumed by people or pets, so it’s best to keep it out of reach.
You can fertilise your plant with a liquid fertiliser with an NPK of 20-20-20. It is essential to give it a dose of fertiliser in the summer and early autumn.
Troubleshooting Pests, Diseases and Common Problems
Aphids, mealybugs, spider mites and fungal infections can all be common problems with the philodendron ‘Prince of Orange’. Regularly spraying with neem oil or insecticidal soap should help keep these critters at bay. If you spot any leaves turning yellow, it could signify your plant isn’t getting enough water.
Propagating your ‘Prince of Orange’ is a great way to spread their sunshine indoors. To do this, carefully cut through a stem at a 45-degree angle with a clean and sharp knife and place it into moist soil. Keep in a warm and humid environment, regularly misting; it shouldn’t be long until you notice new growth.
The Philodendron ‘Prince of Orange’ is a magnificent addition to any indoor space, and its magic will transport you straight to the sunniest rainforests. Look after this beautiful plant well, and it will reward you with its delicious orange hue. With the proper care and attention, you’ll indeed have a piece of paradise right in your home.