Philodendron McDowell

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Philodendron McDowell is an aroid hybrid cross between Philodendron Gloriosum and Philodendron Pastazanum, in which the parent species are endemic to South America. Unlike other climbing Philodendrons, McDowells grow along the soil’s surface, so they never get very tall. Once mature, the leaves look slightly quilted or pleated and the giant, dark green, heart-shaped leaves are enhanced by prominent white veins, forming a distinguished, glamorous sight. With all the advantageous qualities of the two parent beauties, it grows with little effort and rarely causes problems.

The plant comes with a default nursery pot. The nursery pot is usually 0.5" - 1" smaller than stated to fit into the same size decorative pot. Washable Paper Planter Bags are sold separately.

As with all living things, no two plants are alike. There is some natural variation in size, shape, and characteristics. We make every effort to bring you a plant that as closely as possible matches the plant as it appears on our website, in the size you have chosen, and have a good potential to happily grow in your home.

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Pro tips

The plant’s colour intensity, as well as its shape, is highly dependent on the amount of light it is given. In the case of the Philodendron McDowell, providing bright, filtered or dappled sunlight allows it to carry out all its essential functions without burning its leaves or dehydrating the plant. Another growth determinant for the Philodendron McDowell plant is humidity. Moderate humidity allows the plant to stay hydrated with the help of a humidifier. To avoid fungal issues on the foliage, water slowly, near the base of the plant, close to the soil level so as to not wet the foliage. Using room-temperature distilled water, natural rainwater, or tap water, you’ve let sit out for at least 24 hours to allow any chlorine to evaporate, is best.

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Care Guide

How to take care of Philodendron McDowell

They should not be in a position to see the sun directly, although early morning or late evening sun is fine. Filtered sunlight through a sheer curtain is best and most homes are comprised primarily of indirect sunlight. The best spot for them is where they do not see the sun during the majority of the day but still get bright, indirect light.

They will do best in bright light. A nice bright place inside your home would be on the window sill or a stool that is right next to a window, either with or without blinds, depending on if the plant can handle sun. Remember that plants will grow based on how much light they receive.

They need to be watered when the top half of the soil is dry to the touch. That usually takes about 1 week in an average home environment. It will vary depending on the time of year, your environment and lighting conditions, but it's always safer to underwater or give the soil a check before you water again. Expect to water more often in brighter light and less often in lower light.

They will do well in average humidity environments but will appreciate a little bit of humidity if provided, give them a mist daily or get a humidifier.

This plant is moderately toxic and can cause some adverse reactions when ingested so it is best to not let your pets eat it, which we advise for all plants in general. The severity of the reaction will depend on how much of the plant is ingested but, if you know your pet typically does not eat your plants, this plant will be suitable for your home.

Plant Bio

About Philodendron McDowell

Botanical Name: Philodendron McDowell

Philodendron McDowell

Common Name: McDowell


Origin: Hybrid


Introducing the Philodendron McDowell, a captivating hybrid that teaches us the power of resilience and adaptability, while demonstrating that sometimes, the most beautiful things are found close to the ground.

The Philodendron McDowell is an alluring aroid hybrid, born from a cross between Philodendron Gloriosum and Philodendron Pastazanum. Hailing from South America, this enchanting plant inherits the best traits from both parent species, making it both easy to care for and visually striking.

Unlike other climbing Philodendrons, McDowells grow along the soil's surface, staying close to their roots and never reaching great heights. The mature leaves of this plant feature a slightly quilted or pleated texture, and their dark green, heart-shaped form is enhanced by prominent white veins, creating a distinguished and glamorous sight.

To help your Philodendron McDowell flourish, provide it with bright, indirect light and well-draining soil. This resilient plant demonstrates that even in less-than-ideal environments, we can adapt and grow.

When it comes to watering, allow the top half of soil to dry out between waterings. As you care for your Philodendron McDowell, remember that sometimes, less is more—both in plant care and in life.

Welcome the Philodendron McDowell into your home, and let it inspire you with its symbolism of resilience, adaptability, and the beauty that can be found in staying grounded. It's not just a plant; it's a powerful reminder that we can overcome obstacles and thrive by staying true to our roots and adapting to the world around us.

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