Welcome to our care guide to Philodendron Mccolley’s Finale…
Philodendron Mccolley’s Finale Care Summary
|Light needs:||Medium to bright indirect sunlight.|
|Watering needs:||Check the plant weekly, and water it if top half of the soil is already dry.|
|Fertilizer:||A well diluted balanced plant feed in the warmer months.|
|Soil:||A well draining potting mix.|
|Humidity:||50% or more.|
|Temperature:||18°C to 25°C (64-77°F).|
|Where to buy:||Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.|
|Common issues:||Overwatering and leaf crisping from low humidity.|
Philodendron Mccolley’s Finale is a hybrid known for its super colorful new leaves that harden off into green.
Medium to bright indirect sunlight is best, they do well with plenty of light, but can be a bit further back from the window too. No direct sun though.
How Often To Water A Philodendron Mccolley’s Finale
Check the plant weekly, and water it if top half of the soil is already dry. Do not water it if it is still mainly wet.
Feed them a well diluted balanced plant feed in the warmer months, in spring and summer.
Philodendron Mccolley’s Finale Soil
They hate to sit in water logged, wet soil, so use a well draining potting mix. If using a standard mix, add 20% perlite for drainage.
When To Repot
Check the roots at about Easter time and repot the plant if the roots are starting to get crowded as tehy will need space to grow as the weather gets warmer.
50% or above is ideal as they are tropical houseplants and will thrive if given the right humidity.
They will do well in most homes as long as they do not get too cold. Aim for the range 18°C to 25°C (64-77°F).
Philodendron Mccolley’s Finale Vs Prince Of Orange
The philodendron Mccolley’s finale has redder leaves, but the prince of orange’s leaves are orange when they emerge. The Mccolley’s finale leaves are wider too. They are quite similar plants other than this and are often confused.
Propagating Philodendron Mccolley’s Finale
You can propagate them relatively easily with a stem cutting, with one node and one leaf. The best medium for rooting is sphagnum moss, but you can use water, soil or leca too. Put the cutting in a warm and dry spot, keep it moist and humid and it will root in a few weeks. Once it has a decent sized root system you can pot it up into soil and treat it as a juvenile plant.
Where To Buy
Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.
FAQs And Common Problems
Leaf crisping from low humidity, as well as leaf browning from overwatering are common issues. Keep the plant humid and in a well draining medium and you should avoid these. Also check for pests on the leaves at watering time to be sure an infestation does not take hold.
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