Philodendron Prince of Orange – Indoor Plants
Philodendron Prince of Orange is a gorgeous, evergreen indoor plant that grows up to 24 inches tall. It is a tropical, self-heading Philodendron rather than vining, with large attractive colored leaves which change color over time. light-green foliage with the new leaves opening up in bright orange color. Its foliage tends to get more coarse with age and its leaves more prominently ribbed. The stiff, dark red leaf stems hold the large leaves upright. New leaves unfurl a vivid orange and change to pale green when mature.
It is perfectly suited for your home or office. According to the NASA Clean Air Study, the Philodendron Prince of Orange filters indoor air pollution, particularly formaldehyde. It is toxic to dogs, cats. So keep it away from your pets and children.
Scientific Name: Philodendron ‘Prince of Orange’
Common Name: Prince of Orange
How to grow and maintain Philodendron Prince of Orange
It thrives best in bright indirect sunlight. Never put your philodendron plant in direct sun. Also, it can survive in low light conditions.
It grows well in well-drained sandy soil. A mix of 2 parts peat and 1 part perlite and maybe a bit of added sand is a good choice.
It requires a minimum temperature of 70 degrees Fahrenheit to 80 degrees Fahrenheit / 24 degrees Celsius to 27 degrees Celsius during the daytime and above 55 degrees Fahrenheit (13ºC) at night.
Water regularly, during spring through fall. Keep soil moist but not soggy. Keep soil moist but not soggy. During the winter season, reduce watering and only water the plant when the top inch of soil dries out between each watering.
Fertilize monthly spring through fall with a balanced liquid fertilizer diluted by half.
Philodendron Prince of Orange can be easily propagated from stem-cutting and air-layering. Take stem cuttings in spring or early summer. It roots easily when the stem placed in water or moist soil.
Tolerant of dry air, but likes humidity. Mist foliage occasionally. Brown leaf tips are a side effect of dry air.
Pests and Diseases
It has no serious pest or disease problems. The plant may be attacked by pests such as scale insects.