Philodendron "Mcolley's Finale"

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Description

Back in the 1950/60's Robert "Bob" H. McColley started experimenting with breeding philodendron.  His enthusiasm and dedication was amazing.  After careful crosses and pollination of philodendron (which is no easy task) he then had to wait for seed to form, then plant them....THOUSANDS OF THEM.  Then he had to wait for them to grow up.  He literally only expected 1 good new plant out of a thousand he would plant.

  Some of his plants were "Black Cardinal", "Painted Lady" and "Royal King" to name a few.  His most famous is Pink Princess.  However, he passed away before he could release this one listed here.  His wife decided that she would release it as his finale philodendron.  Thus the name "McColley's Finale"!

This is for a 4" or 6" pot.  Please choose variant.  

Care Instructions

Light

Ideally, philodendrons thrive in medium to bright, INDIRECT light. Direct sunlight should be avoided as it will burn the leaves.  Most philodendrons will tolerate some lower light conditions, but growth will be slow or stunted.

Water and Soil

Philodendrons  like to be watered frequently but do not like to stay wet or have “wet feet”. The roots will rot! Water when the top layer of soil is just beginning to dry.  Create your own aroid mix out of loose friable material.  Use about 40% perlite in this mix with NO bark.  Bark holds too much water and will cause rot.  

Temperature and Humidity

Philodendrons, like most aroids, prefer a warm room-temperature setting between 70 and 95 degrees F.   High humidity is ideal, however they are fairly tolerant to a wide range of conditions once acclimated. Philodendrons become extremely unhappy below 50 degrees F.   Frost will kill this tropical plant so make sure to protect them in the winter months and take them inside if they are on your patio or deck.