My Philodendron ‘Pink Princess’ Story

Monstera adansonsii

No, your eyes don’t deceive you–that photo is not a philodendron; it’s a monstera.

So why have I titled this post “my philodendron ‘pink princess’ story?” Well, take note of that monstera’s habit. It is going well–too well in my opinion. I specifically chose this variety because it was supposed to stay smaller, lower, and not be so vining.

But a plant will do what a plant wants to do–and that’s my caution to all of you who are lusting after ‘Pink Princess.’ This vining habit is what ‘Pink Princess’ will do. And that’s why I no longer have one. I couldn’t stand it. And so, it became compost.

So that’s my story about one of the world’s trendiest, expensive plants: I composted it because I couldn’t stand its habit.

Obviously this was before it became so trendy, or I probably could have sold it to buy a small car or something. But that’s not me.

I’m more like a “love it or compost it” kind of person.

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