Philodendron Xanadu

Philodendron Xanadu is a lush and compact low maintenance plant that will happily grow indoors or out. It adds a distinctly tropical flavour to your garden or interior, particularly when planted en masse. Philodendron Xanadu was developed in Australia in the 1980’s and has become one of the most widely cultivated plants due to its reliability and consistency.

Unlike many other Philodendrons, Xanadu is an upright plant, not a vine or a climber. Xanadu maintains a dense shape and reaches 90-120cm in height and up to 1.5m in width. This makes it great for filling large planters or in under planting landscape applications. Philodendron Xanadu is well known for purifying the air. It removes toxins such as trichloroethylene, formaldehyde and benzene from the air making it a great addition to your indoor plant collection.

Philodendron Xanadu Plant Care

Temperature

The Philodendron Xanadu is happy in your regular household conditions.

Light

Prefers moderate to bright, indirect light. Does not like direct sunlight, this may cause the leaves to burn and become pale in colour. Low light levels may cause the Xanadu to stretch and the leaves to become leggy.

Watering

Thoroughly water your Philodendron Xanadu. Allow the soil to dry out 50% before watering again. The Xanadu likes to have moist soil but don’t leave it sitting in water. If leaves are drooping it can mean that the plant is either getting too much water or not enough. Once you have assessed and corrected your watering the plant will bounce back quickly.

Soil

The Philodendron Xanadu will be happy in a standard potting mix that drains well.

Maintenance

Keep the leaves clean by wiping with a damp soft cloth. Dust free leaves helps keep bugs such as red spider mite and mealy bugs away.

Pests

The Philodendron Xanadu is typically not prone to pests or diseases. However, you may encounter mealybugs and aphids. Mealybugs can be dealt with by dipping cotton buds into rubbing alcohol and wiping the mealybugs. Keeping the leaves dust free and wiping with a damp cloth will help keep the beasts at bay.

Fertilizer

Use a balanced liquid fertiliser during the spring and summer growth period.

Toxicity

Philodendron Xanadu is toxic. Keep out of reach of animals and children.

Potential Problems

Mealy Bugs: Mealybugs can be dealt with by dipping cotton buds into rubbing alcohol and wiping the mealybugs.

Drooping Leaves: If leaves are drooping it can mean that the plant is either getting too much water or not enough. Once you have assessed and corrected your watering the plant will bounce back quickly.

Leaf Discolouration: Too much direct sunlight may cause the leaves to lighten in colour and yellow. Adjust position to a medium indirect sunlight location.