Common name: Split leaf philodendron
Native to: Brazil
Philodendron‘Xanadu’ is a compact plant that grows quickly.
The serrated, smallish leaves have veins that colour to a deep red when they age, as do the long, slender stems. ‘Xanadu’ is an ideal container plant for both indoors and outdoors, it likes semi-shade and is hardier against the cold than most other philodendrons. It creates a lovely tropical look when planted en masse in a shaded garden. Plant size about 1 x 1.5 m.
Native / exotic: Exotic
Aspect: Full sun to shade outdoors; indoors, it requires bright, natural light
Flowers: White spathes
Foliage: Serrated smallish leaves, deeply lobed
Growth habit: Erect, open clumping (unlike many Philodendron species that climb)
Hardiness: Hardy but not drought resistant
Height: Up to 25 metres / 80 feet
Spread: Up to 5 metres / 18 feet
Soil requirements: Prefers humus-rich, cool, moist soils; use lots of compost and leaf mould in the garden and good potting compost in pots.
Uses: Adding shape, form and colour to borders and under tree plantings as well as adding attractive tropical look to indoor areas.