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Philodendron 'Xanadu', Winterbourn
Conservatory, House Plant, Evergreen
Apply a balanced liquid fertiliser monthly
Keep the compost moist
Bright filtered light
Scale insects, Mealybuds, Glasshouse red spider mite
Generally disease free
Loam based compost
This plant was originally reported to be a selected chance seedling that arose in 1983 in a Western Australian nursery
Philodendron ' Xanadu' is a large plant with glossy, deeply lobed leaves that grow at the ends of the stems and are very striking, they are commonly known as Winterbourn. They may form aerial roots and occasionally have red spathes. Native to Brazil, Philodendrons are a large genus of rainforest shrubs and climbers that make great houseplants.
They all have beautiful and often dramatic foliage and purify the air. A good feed of balanced fertiliser each month and cleaning with a damp cloth with help your Philodendron out. From spring to autumn, you need to keep the loam-based potting compost moist, but over winter you should water more sparingly while still misting daily. Philodendron ' Xanadu' is a good choice for a shady corner because it will tolerate low light. You can thin them out if they get overcrowded or too large, but no regular pruning is required.
Philodendron can have pest issues with mealybugs, glasshouse red spider mite, and scale insects, but is generally free from disease. This plant can upset the tummies of people and pets.