Philodendron Dean McDowell
The Philodendron Dean McDowell is a beautiful daughter plant to the Gloriousum and Pastazanum.
This plant sports massive leaves once they mature and are found naturally trailing/crawling across the forest floor instead of climbing. Its parent species are native to the rainforests of South America - specifically Colombia, Ecuador and Peru.
This hybrid is relatively new, as it was created in the late 1980s and coined by its creator. The McDowell is well known for its massive green heart-shaped leaves, with prominent white veining.
Like its parent plants, the McDowell prefers a humid and warm environment. It will grow happily at 21-26 degrees and above 65/70% humidity. Keep this Philodendron in bright indirect light.
Philodendrons are known to be a hearty and forgiving species, and the McDowell is no exception. Let it dry out slightly (not entirely) before then watering thoroughly.
When top 3-4 inches of the substrate is dry to touch, you should water thoroughly.
Fertilize bi-weekly when actively growing and then monthly when growth slows. Recommended 4-4-4 fertilizer ratio.