Philodendron xanadu in the Philodendrons Database

Also sold as:
Philodendron selloum 'Winterbourn'
Philodendron 'Aussie'

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Plant Height: 3 to 4 feet (.9-1.2m)
Plant Spread: 3 to 5 feet (.9-1.5m)
Leaves: Evergreen
Fruit: Edible to birds
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Color: White
Other: Creamy white
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Edible Parts: Fruit
Toxicity: Other: All parts of plant contain calcium oxalate crystals, an irritant to the mouth and esophagus.
Propagation: Seeds: Other info: Remove seed(s) from berry which contains chemicals that inhibit germination.
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Suitable for hanging baskets
Needs excellent drainage in pots


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Posted by eclayne (Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA - Zone 6a) on Feb 24, 2015 5:52 PM

Initially patented in Australia, and then in the USA, PP7,030 (1989) as Philodendron Selloum 'Winterbourn' and given the trade name Xanaduâ„¢. This Philodendron was discovered to have been in cultivation significantly longer than initially believed.

The plant was described as Pholodendron xanadu in Aroideana, Journal of the International Aroid Society, Inc., Volume 25, Number 1 (2002);
A new species of Brazilian Philodendron subgenus Meconostigma (Araceae), By Thomas B. Croat, S. J. Mayo and Julius O. Boos

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Posted by plantladylin (Sebastian, Florida - Zone 10a) on Sep 15, 2011 6:34 PM

I thought the foliage on this Philodendron was interesting when I purchased it in October 2007, and I really love it now that it's matured. An easy Philo in my opinion.

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Plant Events from our members
skylark On September 26, 2018 Plant Ended (Removed, Died, Discarded, etc)
discarded 2 pots: lingering bacterial infection.
skylark On August 15, 2013 Transplanted
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Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
Xanadu! by Metrosideros Feb 26, 2015 1:05 PM 1
Untitled by Mammamia Nov 4, 2017 1:22 AM 1
Shade gardening by Suzuran Feb 6, 2019 7:49 AM 3
Show photos of your new growth! by Gina1960 Jan 31, 2019 2:31 PM 50
Better change your plant tags...Philodendrons may not be philodendrons.... by Gina1960 Jan 20, 2019 7:47 AM 13
Peace Lily - Weak Brown Trunk by Statari Oct 13, 2018 8:04 AM 2
Whats this? by Onebeerplease May 21, 2018 7:47 AM 2
Experience With Philodendron 'Xanadu' ? by ScotTi Jan 15, 2018 5:04 PM 6
I call this a Philodendron bipinnatifidum. What do YOU call it? by BotanicallyBaked Jan 7, 2018 6:53 PM 8
Mystery brown spots on philodendron xanadu by adam1980 Dec 19, 2017 11:28 AM 4
How are your tropicals growing? Pic's of course by Christine Nov 20, 2017 8:30 PM 243
What kind of plant is this and how to care for it? by hooverlunch Jun 10, 2017 9:41 AM 4

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