Philodendron 'Prince of Orange' is a compact hybrid self-heading plant whose leave are elliptic to ovate in shape and unfurl as a spectacular orange, sitting atop a pink petiole. Over time, the leaves will become green; a bright spot with indirect light will encourage the orange colour. Foliage tends to get more coarse with age and leaves also become more prominently ribbed. This hybrid was patented in 1988 by Cora McColley.
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.