Philodendron Xanadu Grow Care
How to Grow and Take Care of Philodendron Xanadu?
If you are looking to bring in a tropical feel to your garden area, then you should plant the Philodendron Xanadu. This plant is ideal as filler or a mass plant and can also be used to make garden borders. It is an ideal plant to use in warm temperature, subtropical and tropical regions. They are very easy to grow and do not need much maintenance. These are large compact plants that offer attractive looking foliage. The older the Xanadu grows, massed together the more attractive it looks. This is why it is used in most gardens to enhance the look of the entire landscape.
More About Philodendron Xanadu
This plant belongs to the family Araceae and its genus is Philodendron. They are excellent plants when they are planted alone or even can be used as companion plants. The plants will easily spread out when planted on the ground and its leaves will get divided as the plant matures. Planting them with crotons or other tropical plants will help in enhancing the look of the garden. Xanadu grows at a decent pace and will reach a maximum of 3 feet in height and about 5 feet wide. The leaves are deeply dissected and are lobed. They grow to a maximum size of 40 cm long and about 30 cm wide. These leaves are glossy in nature. Each leathery leaf will have about 15 to 20 lobes that appear distinct.
Their foliage is neat and tidy and looks attractive as they mature. Xanadu plants will grow upright and will grow wider than taller.
Growing Philodendron Xanadu
This plant needs more light to grow in order to look compact and the leaves to turn green. The best light condition is medium indirect light. If the plant is exposed too much to direct sunlight, then its leaves will turn pale and loose its shiny green colour. It will need thorough water when you are planting it, in a new pot and after that, you just need to water when the topsoil is dry. Feeding the plant with an organic fertiliser during spring or autumn is ideal. It will thrive in well-draining soil.
Propagating Xanadu from cuttings
- Cut a piece of the stem to about 3 inches long using a sharp knife. Cut it just above a leaf.
- Remove all the leaves from the cut stem and just leave two to three leaves on the top.
- Prepare the pot with the potting soil or organic soil and place the stem in the soil with the leaves above the soil.
- Place the pot in bright, but in an indirect light area and water it as is and when required.
- The roots will grow in two to three weeks and this will be followed by new leaves.
Care for Philodendron Xanadu
The Xanadu plant should not be exposed to direct sunlight and prefers indirect light conditions. The plant needs to be watered regularly. Make sure that you allow the top soil to dry out before rewatering. Adding organic fertiliser to the soil during spring will help in lush green foliage. There is no need to trim the Xanadu plant as it shows a clumping growth pattern. You need to provide 3 feet space between two Xanadu plants.