Philodendron xanadu is a chamaephyte (a plant whose resting buds are on or near the ground) and can grow up to 1.6m wide and 1m tall. They are native to Southern Brazil and Paraguay. Philodendron xanadu has subcoriaceous
(leathery) leaves with distinctive lobes, these are a non­climbing Philodendron.


Pot size:19cm pot

Height: Approximately 50cm from base of pot.



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Temperature: Day time temperature 23-26°C, night time temperature 18-21°C.


Light: This Philodendron requires more light than others, I'd recommend medium indirect light. Too much light would bleach the leaves. Too little light would cause elongation of the stems as they reach for the light.


Water: Water a thoroughly until the water drains out the drip holes in the bottom of the pot and then allow the top 50% of the soil to dry out before watering again. Leaves turn yellow if the soil stays too wet. Reduce watering in Winter.


Air Humidity: Prefers higher humidity but can handle average household humidity.


Fertiliser: Feed monthly in Autumn, every other week in Summer and not during winter - use half the recommended dosage.


This plant is toxic, keep out of reach of pets and children.

Thaumatophyllum xanadu