About This Plant
The large, broad leaves of the Xanadu philodendron plant, a member of the Araceae family, add a distinctly tropical flavor to the landscape, complementing bungalows, ranches, craftsmen and modern homes. T
Where to Grow
his drooping plant thrives in U.S. Department of Agriculture hardiness zones 8 through 11 and requires little maintenance, making it well-suited for novice and veteran gardeners alike. With proper care, the fast-growing Xanadu philodendron reaches heights of 2 to 4 feet with a spread of 4 to 6 feet.
Care and Planting
Select a shady or partially shady area to grow Xanadu philodendron, as the plant doesn't tolerate full sunlight or drought.
Soak the roots of new seedlings in a seaweed solution for about two hours before planting.
Xanadu philodendron prefers acidic or slightly alkaline soil of sandy, loamy or clay types. The plant thrives in moisture-retentive soil rich in organic matter.
Water in new plants by saturating the loose soil. After the initial watering, keep the soil of the Xanadu philodendron moist but not waterlogged at all times. Test the soil near the root with your finger – after watering, it should be moist down to about 2 inches, or to your second knuckle. When the top 2 inches of soil dries out, it's time to water the plant again.
Apply a general-use liquid fertilizer to the plant bimonthly and a general-use slow-release fertilizer in spring. Follow the instructions on the fertilizer label.
Note: Shape/style may vary. Price includes plant only. Pots sold separately.