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PlantFiles: Philodendron
Philodendron 'Prince of Orange'

Family: Araceae (a-RAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Philodendron (fil-oh-DEN-dron) (Info)
Cultivar: Prince of Orange
Additional cultivar information: (PP06797)
Hybridized by Miller; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1988

One vendor has this plant for sale.

17 members have or want this plant for trade.

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Partial to Full Shade
Full Shade

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:

Grown for foliage

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
From herbaceous stem cuttings
From woody stem cuttings
By air layering
By stooling or mound layering

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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2 positives
1 neutral
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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive BayAreaTropics On Apr 24, 2008, BayAreaTropics from Hayward, CA wrote:

I'm pretty sure that the whole line of these self heading Philodendrons are really 9b-11 California hardy. A 'Black Cardinal 'of mine sailed through this winter pretty darn well..the loss of a few leaves my fault for letting it go dry.Not caused by the cold as the other leaves and the stem are solid. Just a huge surprise to me as they are ultra tropical in looks and yet, do grow in much less then tropical climates. For the "tropical look" in mild climates these hybrids are a wonder.
added: Here we are in 2010 and Prince of Orange has taken two bay area winters,outdoors,in ground open to sky. And looks darn good. 32~ hasnt killed a leaf-some browning,but not looking much worse than the typical subtropical plant in a mild temperate winter does.
A great massed ground cover for shade or around a choice large shade plant such as tree ferns.

Positive LHicks On Mar 19, 2008, LHicks from Charlotte, NC wrote:

I've had great success with this plant. I enjoy seeing the change in the leaf color and I was very suprised and pleased when my plant produced it first flower. It's had 3 flowers so far and there is one more bud growing. I missed the first flower because I wasn't aware that it only opens for one day.

I purchased it for $2.95 on 03/02/06. I've repotted it twice and it gets several hours of full morning sun and bright light for the rest of the day.

Neutral mystic On Aug 31, 2002, mystic from Ewing, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

This is a self-heading philodendron. New leaves are a bright shiny orange as the leaves mature they darken from orange to green. Likes bright indirect light but will do fine in low light.Does not like drafts. Let the soil dry out between watering.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Albany, California
Clayton, California
Hayward, California
Bartow, Florida
Miami, Florida
Orlando, Florida
Ruskin, Florida
Sarasota, Florida (3 reports)
Gonzales, Louisiana
Charlotte, North Carolina
Cincinnati, Ohio
Fort Worth, Texas
Roma, Texas
Sugar Land, Texas

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