General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
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
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
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 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

Botanical names
  • Accepted: Thaumatophyllum xanadu
  • Synonym: Philodendron xanadu
Also sold as:
  • Xanadu™
  • Philodendron selloum 'Winterbourn'
  • Philodendron 'Aussie'

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  • Posted by eclayne (Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA - Zone 6a) on Feb 24, 2015 5:52 PM concerning plant:
    Initially patented in Australia, and then in the USA, PP7,030 (1989) as Philodendron Selloum 'Winterbourn' and given the trade name Xanadu™. 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
  • Posted by plantladylin (Sebastian, Florida - Zone 10a) on Sep 15, 2011 6:34 PM concerning plant:
    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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Xanadu! by Metrosideros Feb 26, 2015 1:05 PM 1
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