The Philodendron Xanadu is quite a popular houseplant because to its beautiful foliage. The plant is easy to grow and its lush green exotic foliage is a treat to the eyes. Unlike many houseplants, the Xanadu is not a vine but an upright plant. However, it is poisonous. Therefore it is advised that they are not kept near pets or children.
One of the unique properties of the Xanadu is that it looks more beautiful as it matures.
Philodendron Xanadu area hassle-free plant. Adequate sunlight and water are enough to grow a healthy plant.
The Xanadu does not prefer too much light. They grow well in the medium but indirect light. Too much light can kill the plant while too little light can make the plant leggy.
The plant grows well in ordinary room temperature.
These plants need regular watering. However, the soil must be allowed to dry before the next round of watering. In winter, the plant needs less water.
The Xanadu thrives well in any kind of soil as long as it has good drainage properties.
The seed can be planted all year round. The roots of the seedlings should be soaked in seaweed solution for two hours before they are planted.
The plant reaches a height of 2-4 ft and a width of 3-5 ft. Each of the leaves is generally 16-18 inches long and 7-14 inches wide. Each leaf has 15-20 distinct lobes.
Any organic fertilizer can be used to feed the plant monthly except for winter. Fertilizing should not be done in winter.
The plant usually is not bothered by pests. However, sometimes mealybugs or aphids might attack the plant.
Though a houseplant, Philodendron Xanadu is a poisonous plant. Therefore it should be kept out of the reach of children or pets. It is especially poisonous for cats and dogs.
These plants are used for ornamental purposes.