Philodendron bipinnatifidum 'Xanadu' (Xanadu)

  • TropPlant Accession Number (TPAN): 0123
  • Botanical Name: Philodendron bipinnatifidum 'Xanadu'
  • Common Name: Xanadu
  • Cultivar: 'Xanadu'
  • Family: Araceae
Philodendron bipinnatifidum 'Xanadu' 
Photo by Matthew Gaston 

  • Native To: Brazil


Landscaping Information

    • Plant Type: Groundcover, Indoor Plant, Broadleaf Evergreen
    • Texture: Medium
    • Form: Mound
    • Height (on average, in landscape use): 1'-3'
    • Height to Spread Ratio: 2:3
    • Growth Rate: Medium
    • Landscape Values: Accent, Border, Edging, Facer, Filler, Foundation, Framing, Groundcover, Informal Hedge, Indoor, Lanai, Mass, Patio, Quick Effect, Specimen
    • Outstanding Quality: Form/Silhouette, Foliage Characters
    Philodendron bipinnatifidum 'Xanadu' grown as a groundcover
    Photo by Matthew Gaston


    Botanical Descriptions

    • Flowers: Arum type flower, 2"-3", white spadix, green to cream spathe.
    • Fruits: berry
    • Foliage Color: Young/immature:  Reddish to light green. Mature: Bright medium green to dark green.
    • Foliage Tip: Rounded
    • Foliage Base: Auriculate
    • Petiole: 3"-12"
    • Stipules: 2.5"-3.5"
    • Margins: Smooth
    • Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
    • Leaf Shape: cordate  
    • Leaf Type: Pinnately Lobed
    • Leaf Texture: glabrous, waxy, smooth.
    • Leaf Special Notes: Handsome waxy, lobbed, deep green to bright medium green with pink to red midrib adds a tropical feel. 
    Philodendron bipinnatifidum 'Xanadu' young leaves
    Photo by Matthew Gaston

    Philodendron bipinnatifidum 'Xanadu' mature leaf, adaxial surface
    Photo by Matthew Gaston 

    • Bark and Trunk: Brown with prominent white to cream leaf scars (appearing as eyes as some call them). 
    Philodendron bipinnatifidum 'Xanadu' 
    Photo by Matthew Gaston

    Horticultural Information

      • Light Preference:  Semi-Sun, Semi-Shade
      • Light Tolerances: Full Sun. Full Shade
      • Soil Preferences:  Loam, Sand, Organic, Moist, Well-Drained.
      • Tolerances:  Moderate Winds, Humidity, Regular Watering.
      • Water Requirements: Moderate watering, enjoys well draining soil.
      • Notes on Maintenance: low maintenance, self pruning, susceptible to mealy bugs.,
      • Propagation: Division
      • Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone: 10a
      • Weed Risk Assessment Score (WRA): -1, Low Risk


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