Common Names: Winterbourn Philodendron, Cut Leaf Philodendron
Prefers bright indirect light. Tolerates medium light. Growth will slow in medium light conditions. Direct sunlight can scorch the leaves.
Prefers consistent but moderate watering. Tolerates occasional dryness. Will not tolerate excessive watering.
Prefers chunky soil with plenty of large, organic, particulate matter. The coarseness of the soil allows water to drain freely while the individual components hold moisture effectively.
Though still predominently called Philodendron Xanadu, this plant has recently been reclassified to the genus Thaumatophyllum. It is also sometimes referred to as Philodendron Winterbourn for Veronica and Barry Winterbourn, who received the patent for the cultivar.
Native to South America, Philodendrons grows naturally in a tropical habitat rich with warmth and moisture. This particular cultivar was developed as a landscape plant that would thrive in warm, temperate climate, making it a great candidate for a tolerant houseplant.
Philodendron Xanadu has shiny green leaves with a leathery texture that are split at the leaf edge.