Herself's Houseplants

Killing plants so you don't have to

Philodendron Xanadu Cutleaf

If you are looking for a big leaved tropical philodendron that will fit in your home try this one. It is not a vine ( climber ) and will stay pretty compact. This one is a recent purchase. The leaves should get about 25% larger as the plant settles in and grows making them about a 1′ in length. This is a slow growing philodendron. It can reach 3′ tall it’ll probably be closer to 2′ potted up indoors.

Philodendrons tolerate about any light from bright sun to the deepest shade. This one prefers more sun then most philodendrons, but I would not put it in a bright southern window. Just about any other exposure should work well.

Slightly moist soil is preferred, I find established philodendrons will tolerate some dryness now and again. This philodendron in particular does not mind a bit of dryness.

If you see brown leaf tips it has been given too much fertilizer or there is too much salt built up in the soil. Repot it and when you water it be sure to water enough so that water runs through the pot and flushes out built up salts.
If the leaves get a yellow swirly pattern, give it fertilizer, especially magnesium.
Mealy bugs can bother philodendrons, I haven’t seen them on my philodendrons yet. I just wash them off other plants though and I expect that will work here too.

Philodendrons are native to South and Central America and the West Indies.

Seems more than a few botanical scientists have claimed this plant as their own and patented it. Which means you might find this under a different name.

All philodendron plants contain calcium oxalates which can cause skin irritations, burning sensations in the mouth and more serious stomach pain.