Philodendron xanadu

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Scientific Name
Philodendron xanadu (exotic tree-hugger)

Common Names
Winterbourn, Xanadu

The species is from tropica South America, but this cultivar was first seen in Australia

The Xanadu is as exotic looking a Philodendron as the name suggests; unlike its fellow philos, this one stands out for having branching, finger-like leaves which look like they belong to a forgotten age- but are very much alive and kicking, and can even thrive in your living room! In its natural habitat, this plant creeps along the ground or climbs up trees, so likes indirect light best and won't mind a spot of shade, just as long as it's not next to a radiator which would dry it out. These glossy green leaves will grow wide and bushy, and are the perfect fit for that big empty space in your home. Choose the Philo xanadu to bring a piece of tropical rainforest into your home and fill a room with its verdant foliage.

Place in bright indirect light. Avoid direct sunlight (except maybe an hour per day in winter when it's weaker!) as this can scorch the leaves.

Allow the top two inches of soil to dry out in between waterings (these plants are easy-going so if you wait a little longer to water don't panic!). Ensure good drainage and don't allow to sit in water.

Appreciates above average humidity, but will do just fine in most standard household humidity. Will appreciate an occasional misting, especially if in a dryer spot. Water less in darker areas.

Use a chunky, well draining mix. Repot every two years in spring as the plant grows.

Will benefit from a light feed throughout spring and summer- especially since it takes a lot of energy to produce such beautiful foliage!

Average household temperatures of about 18-28° are fine- try not to place somewhere where temperatures dip below 12°C for extended periods.

No, this plant is toxic to pets and small humans.

Sprouts Top Tips
Water with tepid rather than cold water to avoid shocking the plant. Rotate it now and then to promote even growth. Avoid draughty spots.


Customer Reviews

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Farah Kais
30cm philodendron xanadu

I had been wanting it for ages and it’s one of my most favourite purchases ever! Absolutely huge and lush