Philodendron 'Prince of Orange' is a hybrid from Cora McColley in Orlando that she patented in 1988. It is a compact self-heading plant, new leaves are elliptic to ovate in shape and unfurl a spectactular orange and sit atop a pink petiole. Over time, the leaves will become green; a bright spot will encourage the orange colour. Foliage tends to get more coarse with age and its leaves more prominently ribbed.
Pot: 15cm diameter
Height: Approximately 35cm from base of pot.
Secrets to success
Light: Bright indirect is best; rotate for even growth.
Watering: Water when almost completely dry, Philodendron do well when they dry out a little.
Air humidity: Average to higher humidity for optimum growth.
Fertilising: Feed every 2 waterings during the growing period and remember to dilute synthetic fertiliser to have the recommended amount to avoid leaf burns.
Potting mix: A light airy mix that is fast draining, a mixture of coco coir, orchid bark and perlite is ideal.
This plant is toxic.