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White Princess Philodendron

Philodendron erubescens 'White Princess'

Size: Small Size Chart
Pot: Eco Planter
Eco Pot

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  • Pet Hazard:Toxic To Touch

  • Care Level:I'm Easy

'White Princess' (Philodendron erubescens) is a heart-shaped leaf beauty that's a rare sight for plant lovers. She'll activate your endorphins and be the center of attention with her variegation of white and green to balance the colorful leaves. This princess is highly coveted, rare, and in low supply, and she is bejeweled. (Growth can be up to 4 feet tall and 18 in. wide.)

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Philodendron White Princess Care Guide & Presentation

White Princess Philodendron

White Princess Philodendron: Overview

The White Princess Philodendron, scientifically known as Philodendron erubescens “White Princess”, is a stunning tropical plant with striking variegated leaves featuring a green, white, and pink mix. This beautiful plant belongs to the Araceae family and is sought after for its unique foliage and relatively easy-care requirements. It is an ideal porch plant in hardiness zones 9, 10, and 11. It will not tolerate frost or temperatures below  60°F if left outside. Philodendron White Princess prefers bright, indirect light but can tolerate lower light conditions.

 It’s easy to care for and suitable for novice and experienced plant lovers. Because of its pristine white variegation, the White Princess Plant is often associated with elegance, beauty, and purity. In various cultures, it symbolizes growth, abundance, and good fortune, making it a thoughtful gift for friends and family. 

It’s important to note that the white Philodendron Princess is toxic to pets if ingested. Pet owners should keep this plant out of the reach of curious cats and dogs to avoid health issues. 


Other philodendron plants that are equally stunning include Philodendron Pink Princess (Philodendron erubescens ‘Pink Princess’), known for its dark green leaves with striking pink variegation, Philodendron Birkin (Philodendron hederaceum ‘Birkin’), featuring dark green leaves with creamy white pinstripes, and more. 


Philodendron Erubescens: Benefits

  • It has strong air-purifying properties. Hence, it improves indoor air quality.
  • Adds great aesthetic value with its striking variegated leaves
  • Ideal for enhancing the ambiance in bedrooms and offices
  • Suitable for novice and experienced plant enthusiasts

Philodendron White Princess: Care Guide

The Philodendron White Princess is an easy-to-care-for plant that thrives in various indoor conditions. Let’s explore some key care tips below: 

Watering and Light

Water the Philodendron White Princess when the top inch of soil feels dry. Avoid overwatering, as it can lead to root rot. This plant prefers bright, indirect light but can tolerate lower light conditions. Direct sunlight should be avoided as it can scorch the leaves. 

Temperature and Humidity

The ideal temperature range for this plant is between 65-80°F (18-27°C). It thrives in medium humidity. During dry spells, you can mist the plant occasionally to prevent brown leaf tips. 

Soil, Feeding and Repotting

Use a well-draining peat-based potting mix to ensure good aeration and prevent waterlogging. Repotting should occur every 1-2 years or when the plant outgrows its current pot. Choose a pot that is one size larger than the current one. Feed your Philodendron White Princess with a balanced liquid fertilizer every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer).


Propagation can be done via stem cuttings. Simply cut a healthy stem with a few leaves and place it in water or soil until roots develop. As Philodendron erubescens is a self-header, a large White Princess can be propagated by dividing it into smaller sections.

Pruning and Cleaning

Prune the plant to maintain its shape and remove any yellow or dead leaves. Regularly clean the leaves with a damp cloth to keep them dust-free and allow for better photosynthesis. 

Common Leaf and Other Issues

Watch out for common issues with your Philodendron White Princess, such as yellowing leaves, which can indicate overwatering, and browning leaf tips, which can indicate low humidity. Inspect the plant regularly for pests like spider mites and treat them promptly with insecticidal soap or neem oil. 

White Princess Philodendron: Placement, Companion & Alternative Plants

The White Princess Philodendron is a versatile and elegant houseplant that can brighten any indoor space. Whether you’re looking to complement your existing decor or create a stunning focal point, this plant is an excellent choice for various settings and plant companions. 

Best Locations & Uses

  • Ideal for bedrooms and offices, the White Princess Philodendron is an efficient air purifier that enhances indoor air quality.
  • It makes an excellent gift choice, especially for plant enthusiasts who prefer low-maintenance plants.
  • Well-suited for warmer climates, it thrives as a porch plant, adding a touch of greenery to outdoor spaces.
  • Its easy-care nature makes it perfect for novice gardeners or anyone looking to start their indoor plant journey.
  • The White Princess Philodendron's compact size and elegant foliage make it versatile for various interior design styles, providing aesthetic value to any space.

Companion Plants

Enhance your space with these perfect matches:

  • Snake Plant (Sansevieria trifasciata): Known for its resilience and air-purifying qualities, the Zeylanica Snake Plant complements the White Princess Philodendron with its upright growth and striking variegated leaves.
  • ZZ Plant (Zamioculcas zamiifolia): A low-maintenance favorite, the ZZ Plant pairs well with the White Princess Philodendron, due to its ability to thrive in low-light conditions and minimal watering needs.
  • Golden Pothos (Epipremnum aureum): With its trailing vines and easy-going nature, the Golden Pothos is an ideal companion for the White Princess Philodendron, adding lush greenery to any indoor setting while thriving in various light conditions.

Alternative Plants

Discover pet-friendly alternatives for your Philodendron White Princess.

  • Parlor Palm (Chamaedorea elegans): Also known as Neanthe Bella Ppalm, this non-toxic palm tree adds a touch of tropical elegance with its feathery fronds, making it a perfect alternative to the White Princess Philodendron.
  • Calathea Cathedral Window (Goeppertia makoyana (syn. Calathea makoyana)): Known for its striking patterned leaves and pet-friendly nature, the Calathea Cathedral Window thrives in indirect light and high humidity, offering a colorful addition to your indoor plant collection.
  • Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum): With its cascading foliage and air-purifying properties, the Spider Plant is an excellent choice for pet owners, as it's non-toxic and easy to care for, making it a versatile alternative to the White Princess Philodendron.

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