Use these instructions to care for an Philodendron Prince of Orange indoor plant. This guide will tell you how to water your Prince of Orange; its light, temperature, and humidity preferences; and any additional care it might need to help it grow.
Your Philodendron Prince of Orange can survive in low light conditions, but grows faster and produces more leaves in medium or bright indirect light. If the leaves are pale in color, the plant may be getting too much light. Do not put it in direct sunlight–the sun will burn the foliage.
Water your Prince of Orange until water flows freely from the drainage holes located in the bottom of the pot. Allow the soil to dry out slightly between waterings. Your Prince of Orange is sensitive to overwatering. If the soil remains constantly wet, the roots will rot.
Basic household humidity is fine for your Prince of Orange, but higher humidity encourages larger leaves. Your plant will benefit from occasional misting.
Your Prince of Orange will grow well in temperatures between 65-80 degrees during the day and above 55 degrees at night. Keep it away from drafts, especially during the winter months.
Feed your Prince of Orange monthly in the spring and summer with a basic houseplant food diluted to half the recommended strength. If the leaves curl or the tips turn brown, it may be getting too much fertilizer. No fertilizer is needed in the winter months.
As the plant ages, the bottom leaves will fall off or turn brown. Use clean, sharp scissors to avoid tearing or bruising the stems. Trim out any dead, discolored, or damaged, leaves. Wash the leaves frequently to prevent dust from clogging its pores. Your Prince of Orange loves to lean towards the light, so rotating it every week or so will help it stay full on all sides.
Your Prince of Orange leaves are toxic to pets and humans. Typically, ingestion will result in swelling of the lips and tongue, and stomach irritation with possible vomiting.