Aphids are small, soft-bodied insects that suck sap from plants, weakens princess flower and could potentially transmit viruses. Deformed leaves and a sticky substance (honeydew) on the plant surface are common symptoms. Regular inspection, encouragement of natural predators, or applications of insecticidal soaps or neem oil can help manage aphids.
Spider mites cause stippling of leaves and can lead to overall leaf drop in severe infestations. They typically multiply in dry, warm conditions. Increasing humidity around princess flower, using predatory mites as biological control, and periodically washing the plant to dislodge mites can help keep mite populations under control.
Root rot can occur in waterlogged soil conditions, causing browning and wilting of leaves, stunt growth, and ultimately kill princess flower. Ensuring well-drained soil, watering only when the top soil is dry, and avoiding overwatering are key steps in preventing root rot.