Philodendron Mccolley’s Finale Houseplant Care Guide

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Philodendron Mccolley’s Finale is a great beginner houseplant with beautiful bright foliage. This is an easygoing plant that doesn’t require much to keep it happy.

Philodendron Mccolley’s Finale main care tips.

  1. Water. Philodendron Mccolley’s Finale only needs to be watered once the soil is fully dry.
  2. Light. Philodendron Mccolley’s Finale prefer medium to low light intensity. Do not place this plant in a spot that gets bright direct sun as this will burn the foliage.
  3. Fertilizer. Fertilize Philodendron Mccolley’s Finale during the active growing season which is typically spring through summer with a natural or synthetic fertilizer. If using a synthetic fertilizer, make sure you dilute the recipe in half.
  4. Humidity. Philodendron Mccolley’s Finale don’t need extra humidity and can live in average household humidity.

Philodendron Mccolley’s Finale thrive with these care tips.


Philodendron Mccolley’s Finale don’t need a ton of sunlight, so this makes for a great houseplant if you’re running out of precious sunlight cargo space. You can place this plant in a spot that gets medium to low light intensity.

Do not place this plant under plant grow lights or in a spot getting bright direct sunlight as this will burn the foliage over time.


Philodendron Mccolley’s Finale need to be watered once the soil is completely dry. This plant doesn’t need a strict watering schedule and is a pretty hardy plant. It’s best to underwater this plant than overwater.

If you tend to be an underwaterer or overwaterer, invest in an affordable moisture meter which will tell you when the soil is dry or moist.

This can save you a lot of money in the long run because you’ll form better watering habits. Moisture meters are typically less than $10 and great for beginner houseplant enthusiasts.


Philodendron Mccolley’s Finale are easygoing plants. You can place this plant in well-draining soil. Well-draining, chunky soil is great for people who tend to be overwaterers since the soil doesn’t hold as much water.

You can also grow this plant in a leca or lechuza pon substrate if you prefer a semi-hydroponic method of growing plants. Philodendron are easy houseplants to grow in semi-hydroponic and I have a lot of success with them.

If you don’t want to make your own potting mix, use Fox Farm Ocean Forest mix. This blend contains the highest quality ingredients and is perfect for any houseplant.


Philodendron Mccolley’s Finale thrive in regular home temperatures of 70°F to 80°F.

Just like other houseplants, do not place this plant in a spot that does get drafts (keep away from windows, doors that lead to the outside, or vents).


Fertilize Philodendron Mccolley’s Finale during the active growing season. This will vary depending on where you live. For example, I live in an area where I typically fertilize year round since there’s no winter here.

I switch from Key Grow Solutions Blue Butterfly or Dyna Gro. I get about a spoonful of the fertilizer and mix it into a gallon of water. Then I use this gallon of water to water all of my houseplants.

If you are using a non-organic, synthetic fertilizer, it’s always recommended to dilute the recipe in half because of how strong the N-P-K ratios are. If you are using an organic fertilizer, you typically do not have to worry about diluting the recipe because the N-P-K ratio is so low.


Philodendron Mccolley’s Finale are tropical houseplants and definitely prefer higher humidity. Humidity levels between 60%-80% are ideal and you’ll notice much faster growth this way.

If you find that you want your plant to live in higher humidity conditions, read these tips to increase humidity.

  • Put high humidity plants together in a group. When you group high humidity plants around each other, this creates a humid microclimate. The plants will continue to release moisture around each other through transpiration.
  • Use a humidifier and run it daily near your houseplants.
  • Place high-humidity plants in your bathroom. I place certain high humidity plants in my shower and they’re thriving.
  • Place a pebble tray underneath your high humidity plants. I purchased small rocks at a hardware store and placed them on a planter tray. Place your planter on the tray. Put enough water in the tray until it hits the planter bottom and the water will evaporate around the plant.


Propagate a Philodendron Mccolley’s Finale by stem cuttings or division.

The most popular method of propagating Philodendron Mccolley’s Finale is via stem cuttings. Simply take a stem cutting with a leaf on it and place the cutting in water. The stem should root in about one months time.

You can also place this stem cutting in soil. If you tug at the roots of the stem cutting, you’ll notice that roots have grown if there’s some tension there.

If using the division method, gently take the plant out of soil and divide the plant.

Common Questions

Are Philodendron Mccolley’s Finale rare?

It’s unlikely to find Philodendron Mccolley’s Finale at a big box store like Lowes or Home Depot. You may find this plant at a local plant shop but your best bet is to buy this plant online.

How much is a Philodendron Mccolley’s Finale?

A medium sized Philodendron Mccolley’s Finale in a 4 inch pot goes for around $30.

How do you care for Philodendron Mccolley’s Finale?

Philodendron Mccoley’s Finale prefer medium indirect sunlight. This plant can also live in lower light conditions. Be sure to not place this plant near any bright direct sunlight as this can hurt the foliage.

This is a tropical houseplant that enjoys higher humidity but it’s not necessary. This is an easygoing houseplant great for beginners.

Are Philodendron Mccolley’s Finale fast growers?

Philodendron Mccolley’s Finale are comparable to other Philodendrons and grow relatively quickly depending on the growing conditions.

Do Philodendron Mccolley’s Finale climb?

These plants are not climbers.

Are Philodendron Mccolley’s Finale poisonous?

Yes, this plant is highly toxic to both animals and humans.

Why is my Philodendron Mccolley’s Finale yellow?

Philodendrons Mccolley’s Finale yellow if the plant is receiving too much water. Use a moisture meter which tells you when to water your plant.

This is an easygoing plant that doesn’t need a strict watering schedule. Let this plants soil fully dry out before giving a thorough watering.

Why is my Philodendron Mccolley’s Finale leaves curling?

Philodendron Mccolley’s Finale leaves curl when the plant is thirsty or needs more humidity. Make sure you’re thoroughly watering your plant when it’s time to water.

You can also mist your plant now and then for extra humidity.

Do Philodendron Mccolley’s Finale like to be misted?

Mist your Philodendron Mccolley’s Finale every now and then for a boost of humidity.

How fast does a Philodendron Mccolley’s Finale grow?

Philodendron Mccolley’s Finale are comparable to other Philodendrons in growth speed. These plants grow quickly.

Does Philodendron Mccolley’s Finale fenestrate?

Philodendron Mccolley’s Finale leaves do not fenestrate.

How big does a Philodendron Mccolley’s Finale grow?

This plant can get up to 3 feet tall and 2-3 feet wide given the proper growing conditions.

How do you know if your Philodendron Mccolley’s Finale is happy?

If your Philodendron Mccolley’s Finale is continually growing and producing new foliage, your plant is happy.

Is Philodendron Mccolley’s Finale toxic to pets?

Yes, this plant is toxic to pets and humans.  You can get more information on toxic and pet-friendly plants at ASPCA here.

Common pests

Some of the most common pests for this houseplant include spider mites, mealybugs, scale, and aphids. These pests can hurt your plant which is why prevention is key.

To help prevent any pest infestations on your plant, here’s what to do.

  • Inspect your houseplant before bringing it home.
  • Treat your new houseplant with a natural or synthetic pesticide when you bring it home.
  • Quarantine your houseplant away from your other houseplants for at least two weeks.
  • Regularly check your plants for pests. This is also a great time to clean your plants.
  • Cut off dead leaves as dead matter can attract bugs.

If you find a plant that has pests on it, quarantine the plant away from your houseplants and clean the plant with an organic or nonorganic insecticide.

I use Bonide Systemic on my plants as a preventative and find it’s incredibly effective at getting rid of unwanted pests. All you do is sprinkle the Bonide granules on top of your plants soil and the product will work its magic. If you have a fungus gnat problem, use Bonide Systemic.

Bonide Systemic Granules are a great way to get rid of unwanted pests.

Common issues

Brown tips: If your Philodendron Mccolley’s Finale has brown tips, this may mean you’re overwatering your plant. Make sure your plant is in well-draining soil and that you are only watering when the top inch of soil is dry.

Yellowing leaves: If your Philodendron Mccolley’s Finale has yellow leaves, this can mean you’re giving your plant too much sunlight. Move your Philodendron Campo to a spot getting less sunlight.

Curly leaves: If your Philodendron Mccolley’s Finale has curling leaves, this may be due to the plant being thirsty or being placed in a spot that is drafty. Do not place this plant near a door leading to the outside, window, or vent.

Key Points To Remember

Philodendron Mccolley’s Finale are stunning plants with unique foliage that can get quite large in size.

Give this plant adequate humidity, sunlight, water, and fertilizer and you’ll have a happy plant growing.

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