This May we're very excited to bring you the Philodendron Xanadu as our NOT pet-friendly indoor plant of the month.
The Philodendron genus originates from Brazil, but has been popular for growing as houseplants in the UK since Victorian times.
Light and position in the home
Your plant will thrive in a bright spot but it must be situated out of direct sunlight.e direct sun.
Flowers and foliage
Philodendron xanadu is a great-looking foliage houseplant that makes a statement feature when displayed on its own. Its shiny green leaves have multiple lobes - their distinctive shape is why this plant is commonly known as the cut-leaf philodendron. Plants are reasonably fast-growing and can reach a height of up to 120cm (47in) and a spread of 90cm (35in).
Watering and humidity
Your Philodendron xanadu will thank you for regular, thorough watering during the growing season from spring to summer. During winter, keep the compost just moist and never allow it to become saturated. Mist plants regularly throughout the year or stand pots in saucers of damp gravel, which can help to raise humidity.
The warmth of an average home will be appreciated by your philodendron, but ensure that winter temperatures do not fall below 10C (50F). Plants dislike locations that are subject to cold draughts.
Did you know?
Philodendron derives from two Greek words: Philo, meaning love or affection, and Dendron, meaning tree. #randomfactoftheday