Xanadu Philodendron 'Winterbourn' Plant

Philodendron Xanadu

Xanadu philodendron or the ‘Winterbourn’ plant has a tropical pedigree that thrives indoors and in warm-weather landscapes. Unlike other varieties of philodendrons, they grow in clumps rather than climbing vines. Xanadu philodendron can reach a height of 2 to 4 feet with a width of 3 to 5 feet. This plant is easy to grow and increases in elegance as it ages. Here are some other facts about the xanadu philodendron:

  • Its green leathery leaves can grow as large as 16 to 18 inches long and 7 to 14 inches.
  • Grows best in medium, indirect light.
  • Best grown in containers that are 2 to 3 inches larger than the root ball.
  • Ships in 1-2 days
  • 1-Year Warranty Eligible
  • Pots or accessories are not included unless specified in the product options.
- +
Add to Wishlist

Planting and Care

Planting instructions

Xanadu philodendron (philodendron xanadu) can be planted either indoors or outdoors, though it will not survive outdoors in cold climates or frost. This plant grows nicely outside in zones 10 and 11. Inside, xanadu philodendron prefers medium, indirect light and temperatures between 65 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit during daytime hours and 60 to 65 degrees Fahrenheit during the night.

Be careful with lighting. Too much light can result in bleached leaves, while too little light slows its growth and results in sparse foliage.

Xanadu philodendron is best planted in containers filled with loosely packed commercial houseplant potting mix or 100% sphagnum peat moss that gives their root balls the opportunity to grow and spread. Repotting should be done every one to two years when the plant’s root ball begins to show in its existing pot or when water pools on the soil’s surface. Plants that outgrow their initial containers should be moved into a pot that is 2 to 3 inches larger.

Watering and nutrients

Xanadu philodendron are native to Central and South America, and thrive in high-humidity environments, but they are equally comfortable in the humidity found in a typical home environment. Pebble trays or misting sprays will meet the plant’s moisture needs.

To water your xanadu philodendron, soak the soil allowing excess water to drain through the pot’s drainage holes. Don’t water again until the top 2 inches of the soil is dry. Too much water will lead to yellowing leaves, so don’t overdo it. When it comes to feeding your plant, fertilize it every two weeks during the spring, summer, and fall with a balanced fertilizer (10-10-10) at half-strength. If new leaf growth slows or the leaves do not reach the size of previous growth, you may need more fertilizer.

Pruning

Xanadu philodendron do not require pruning. Dead or damaged leaves are best removed by clipping them at the base of the stem, where it meets the main part of the plant. The best way to ensure that your plant keeps its desirable, bushy shape is to give it adequate light.

Pests, diseases, and animals

The Xanadu philodendron is vulnerable to certain fungi and pests. Certain fungi can cause leaf spot if left untreated and will lead to leaf drop. To address this problem, avoid overwatering and do not leave any water droplets on the leaves after watering. Fungicide will treat the problem as well.

Aphids, mealy bugs, and spider mites occasionally attack the Xanadu philodendron, particularly when they’re kept in dry-air conditions. Normal levels of humidity will generally prevent an infestation.

Light

The Xanadu philodendron has quite specific lighting requirements, which differ from most other Philodendron varieties. It needs more light than most of its relatives in order to maintain its compact appearance. If it does not get enough light, then the stems will become elongated in an attempt to search out a light source, they will take on a stretched appearance making the plant look leggy and unbalanced. If the plant starts to exhibit leaves that are growing with several inches of gap between them, then you will know you have to provide the plant with more light.

Too much light, though, will cause the leaves to become discolored, looking pale and unhealthy. While some yellow leaves are normal as the plant ages, a flush of yellow or bleached-looking leaves means the plant is getting too much light, and you will need to move it to a more sheltered position. It likes a good balance between the two, ideally receiving bright but indirect light. It will be happiest near a bright window in which the sunlight never fully shines in its direction.

Humidity

Like most Philodendrons, this plant likes humidity and would benefit from efforts to increase the moisture content of the air around it, such as pebble trays or water misting sprays. To make your own pebble tray, simply place a selection of pebbles on a tray and cover with water, then place your plant pot on top of the tray. As the water evaporates, it will create humidity around the plant. Increased humidity can also help keep spider mites at bay, as they will typically only infect a plant in very dry conditions.

You can also group this plant with other humidity loving plants, or use an electric humidifier to increase the moisture content of the air. However, it will grow just fine in average household humidity, though it does not like very dry air so it should be kept away from heating vents.

Temperature

This tropical plant enjoys daytime temperatures ranging between 65 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit, with overnight temperatures around 60 degrees Fahrenheit. This makes it ideal for growing as a houseplant indoors, but it can also be kept outside in warmer months and then brought inside when the temperature drops.

In milder climates, it is possible to keep the plant outside all year round, but if temperatures drop below 50 degrees Fahrenheit, the plant will not survive. Natively grown in Brazil and naturalized in other areas of South America, this plant is accustomed to warm weather and is not tolerant of low temperatures or frost.

Propagation

As a patented Philodendron variety, the Xanadu should not be propagated for sale as doing so would be illegal, though propagation for your own personal collection is within the law. This plant is propagated by division, which can be achieved easily when the plant becomes large enough that it needs to be divided. As a fairly fast-growing plant, you will soon find that the Xanadu becomes too large for its pot. At this point, you can either repot it into a larger pot, or you can divide it and create two or more smaller plants from the original plant. To do this, gently remove the plant from its pot, and then separate the root ball into sections.

You can try to gently tease the roots apart, but you will likely need to slice up the root ball as they become heavily entwined. Once you have separated the root clump, you can repot each newly created plant into appropriately sized pots and continue care as normal. Every time a Xanadu needs repotting, you can perform a division and grow your collection of this plant.

What you should know about Xanadu Philodendron 'Winterbourn' Plant

  • Growth Rate

    Moderate

  • Scientific Name

    Philodendron Xanadu

  • Mature Height

    4 ft.

Sun Preference

Indirect Light

FAQs

Is the Xanadu philodendron poisonous?

Yes. Xanadu philodendron contains a compound called calcium oxalate that is activated when the leaves or stems are crushed. Reactions to chewing the leaves generally consist of drooling, pain, and swelling of the tongue, lips and mouth. These compounds can also cause skin irritation, so owners may want to don gloves prior to pruning or repotting. Though the Xanadu philodendron is a wonderful choice for a houseplant, care should be taken to keep pets and children away from it.

Is the Xanadu philodendron available in any other colors?

In addition to the standard dark green leaves, Xanadu philodendron is available in a variety called the Golden philodendron xanadu whose leaves appear in a variety of shades of green, as well as a bright golden yellow.

Does the Xanadu philodendron produce flowers?

The Xanadu philodendron will produce flowers when grown outdoors, but rarely when grown indoors. The flowers are dark red and are not considered ornamental.

Compare Similar Products

  • Eucalyptus Plants
    • Rating

      4 reviews

    • Mature height

      30 ft.

    • Mature width

      10-12 ft.

    • Sunlight requirement

      Full Sun

    • Growth rate

      Fast

  • Braided Benjamina Ficus Trees
    • Rating

      4 reviews

    • Mature height

      8-10 ft. Potted

    • Mature width

      3-5 ft.

    • Sunlight requirement

      Indirect Light

    • Growth rate

      Fast

  • Fiddle-Leaf Fig Trees
    • Rating

      5 reviews

    • Mature height

      6-10 ft.

    • Mature width

      2-3 ft.

    • Sunlight requirement

      Direct to Indirect Light

    • Growth rate

      Slow

  • Croton 'Petra' Plant
    • Mature height

      7-10 ft.

    • Mature width

      4-6 ft.

    • Sunlight requirement

      Full-Partial

    • Growth rate

      Slow

    • Growth rate

      Slow

  • ZZ Plant
    • Mature height

      2-3 ft.

    • Mature width

      2-3 ft.

    • Sunlight requirement

      Indirect Light

    • Growth rate

      Slow

  • Spider Plant
    • Mature height

      2-3 ft.

    • Mature width

      2-3 ft.

    • Sunlight requirement

      Indirect to Low Light

    • Growth rate

      Fast

  • Dieffenbachia (Dumb Cane Plant)
    • Mature height

      2-5 ft.

    • Mature width

      2-3 ft.

    • Sunlight requirement

      Indirect to Low Light

    • Growth rate

      Slow

  • 'Dracaena' Corn Plants
    • Mature height

      5 ft.

    • Mature width

      2-3 ft.

    • Sunlight requirement

      Indirect Light

    • Growth rate

      Slow

  • Dwarf Umbrella Trees
    • Mature height

      10-15 ft. (easily trimmed)

    • Mature width

      8 ft.

    • Sunlight requirement

      Indirect Light

    • Growth rate

      Moderate

  • Cast Iron Plants
    • Rating

      1 reviews

    • Mature height

      2 ft.

    • Mature width

      3 ft.

    • Sunlight requirement

      Indirect to Low Light

    • Growth rate

      Slow

  • Prayer Plant
    • Mature height

      1-4 ft.

    • Mature width

      2-3 ft.

    • Sunlight requirement

      Indirect Light

    • Growth rate

      Moderate

  • Rubber Plant (Ficus)
    • Rating

      2 reviews

    • Mature height

      7-8 ft.

    • Mature width

      2-3 ft.

    • Sunlight requirement

      Indirect Light

    • Growth rate

      Moderate

  • Braided Madagascar Dragon Trees
    • Mature height

      5-8 ft.

    • Mature width

      2-3 ft.

    • Sunlight requirement

      Direct to Indirect Light

    • Growth rate

      Moderate

  • Green Chinese Evergreen Plants
    • Mature height

      3 ft.

    • Mature width

      2-3 ft.

    • Sunlight requirement

      Indirect Light

    • Growth rate

      Slow

  • Peace Lilies
    • Rating

      1 reviews

    • Mature height

      1-6 ft.

    • Mature width

      1-6 ft.

    • Sunlight requirement

      Partial Sun

    • Growth rate

      Slow

  • Aloe Vera
    • Mature height

      3-4 ft.

    • Mature width

      3-4 ft.

    • Sunlight requirement

      Direct Light

    • Growth rate

      Moderate

  • Money Trees
    • Rating

      1 reviews

    • Mature height

      6-7 ft.

    • Mature width

      2-3 ft.

    • Sunlight requirement

      Indirect Light

    • Growth rate

      Fast

  • Monstera (Swiss Cheese Plant)
    • Rating

      12 reviews

    • Mature height

      4-6 ft.

    • Mature width

      3 ft.

    • Sunlight requirement

      Indirect Light

    • Growth rate

      Fast

  • Golden Pothos in blue pot Golden Pothos
    • Mature height

      1-5 ft.

    • Mature width

      1-3 ft.

    • Sunlight requirement

      Direct to Indirect Light

    • Growth rate

      Moderate

  • Myers Asparagus Fern Plants
    • Mature height

      2 ft.

    • Mature width

      2-3 ft.

    • Sunlight requirement

      Indirect Light

    • Growth rate

      Moderate

  • Butterfly on Milkweed Plant Milkweed Plants
    • Mature height

      4-6 ft.

    • Mature width

      2-3 ft.

    • Sunlight requirement

      Full Sun

    • Growth rate

      Moderate

  • Elderberry Tree Elderberry Plants
    • Mature height

      10-12 ft.

    • Mature width

      4-6 ft.

    • Sunlight requirement

      Full-Part Sun

    • Growth rate

      Moderate

  • Thai Basil Basil Plants
    • Mature Height

      Varies by variety

    • Mature Width

      Varies by variety

    • Sunlight Requirement

      Varies by variety

    • Growth Rate

      Varies by variety

  • Arlie Wright Echeveria
    • Mature Height

      Varies by variety

    • Mature Width

      Varies by variety

    • Sunlight Requirement

      Varies by variety

    • Growth Rate

      Varies by variety

  • Porcelain Hardneck Garlic Plants
    • Mature Height

      Varies by variety

    • Mature Width

      Varies by variety

    • Sunlight Requirement

      Varies by variety

    • Growth Rate

      Varies by variety

  • Shrimp Plant Shrimp Plants
    • Mature Height

      Varies by variety

    • Mature Width

      Varies by variety

    • Sunlight Requirement

      Varies by variety

    • Growth Rate

      Varies by variety

  • Hawaiian Ti Plants Hawaiian Ti Plants
    • Mature height

      6 ft

    • Mature width

      8 ft

    • Sunlight requirement

      Indirect Light

    • Growth rate

      Moderate

  • Golden Detroit Beet Plants
    • Mature Height

      Varies by variety

    • Mature Width

      Varies by variety

    • Sunlight Requirement

      Varies by variety

    • Growth Rate

      Varies by variety

  • Armenian Cucumbers Cucumber Plants
    • Mature Height

      Varies by variety

    • Mature Width

      Varies by variety

    • Sunlight Requirement

      Varies by variety

    • Growth Rate

      Varies by variety

  • Tondo di Nizza Zucchini Zucchini Plants
    • Mature Height

      Varies by variety

    • Mature Width

      Varies by variety

    • Sunlight Requirement

      Varies by variety

    • Growth Rate

      Varies by variety

  • Roma Tomatoes Tomato Plants
    • Mature Height

      Varies by variety

    • Mature Width

      Varies by variety

    • Sunlight Requirement

      Varies by variety

    • Growth Rate

      Varies by variety

  • Snake Plant Laurentii Snake Plant Laurentii
    • Mature height

      1-3 ft.

    • Mature width

      1-3 ft.

    • Sunlight requirement

      Indirect to Low Light

    • Growth rate

      Slow

  • Yellow Orchids Orchids
    • Mature Height

      Varies by variety

    • Mature Width

      Varies by variety

    • Sunlight Requirement

      Varies by variety

    • Growth Rate

      Varies by variety

  • Lakota Pumpkin Plants
    • Mature Height

      Varies by variety

    • Mature Width

      Varies by variety

    • Sunlight Requirement

      Varies by variety

    • Growth Rate

      Varies by variety

  • Broccolini Broccoli Plants
    • Mature Height

      Varies by variety

    • Mature Width

      Varies by variety

    • Sunlight Requirement

      Varies by variety

    • Growth Rate

      Varies by variety

  • Apple Mint Mint Plants
    • Mature Height

      Varies by variety

    • Mature Width

      Varies by variety

    • Sunlight Requirement

      Varies by variety

    • Growth Rate

      Varies by variety

  • Irish Ivy Ivy
    • Mature Height

      Varies by variety

    • Mature Width

      Varies by variety

    • Sunlight Requirement

      Varies by variety

    • Growth Rate

      Varies by variety

  • African Violets in pots African Violets
    • Mature Height

      Varies by variety

    • Mature Width

      Varies by variety

    • Sunlight Requirement

      Varies by variety

    • Growth Rate

      Varies by variety

  • Agave Attenuata Nova Agave Attenuata
    • Mature Height

      Varies by variety

    • Mature Width

      Varies by variety

    • Sunlight Requirement

      Varies by variety

    • Growth Rate

      Varies by variety

  • Flowering Air Plants Air Plants
    • Mature Height

      Varies by variety

    • Mature Width

      Varies by variety

    • Sunlight Requirement

      Varies by variety

    • Growth Rate

      Varies by variety

  • Angel Wing Begonia Angel Wing Begonias
    • Mature Height

      Varies by variety

    • Mature Width

      Varies by variety

    • Sunlight Requirement

      Varies by variety

    • Growth Rate

      Varies by variety

  • Potted Bamboo Palm Bamboo Palms
    • Mature Height

      Varies by variety

    • Mature Width

      Varies by variety

    • Sunlight Requirement

      Varies by variety

    • Growth Rate

      Varies by variety

  • Bleeding Heart Plant up close Bleeding Heart Plants
    • Mature Height

      Varies by variety

    • Mature Width

      Varies by variety

    • Sunlight Requirement

      Varies by variety

    • Growth Rate

      Varies by variety

  • Bonsai Tree Bonsai Trees
    • Mature Height

      Varies by variety

    • Mature Width

      Varies by variety

    • Sunlight Requirement

      Varies by variety

    • Growth Rate

      Varies by variety

  • Burros Tail Burros Tail
    • Mature Height

      Varies by variety

    • Mature Width

      Varies by variety

    • Sunlight Requirement

      Varies by variety

    • Growth Rate

      Varies by variety

  • Coleus Plant in a pot Coleus Plants
    • Mature Height

      Varies by variety

    • Mature Width

      Varies by variety

    • Sunlight Requirement

      Varies by variety

    • Growth Rate

      Varies by variety

  • Flaming Katy Flaming Katy
    • Mature Height

      Varies by variety

    • Mature Width

      Varies by variety

    • Sunlight Requirement

      Varies by variety

    • Growth Rate

      Varies by variety

  • Fuchsia Plant Fuchsia Plants
    • Mature Height

      Varies by variety

    • Mature Width

      Varies by variety

    • Sunlight Requirement

      Varies by variety

    • Growth Rate

      Varies by variety

  • Jasmine Plant Jasmine Plants
    • Mature Height

      Varies by variety

    • Mature Width

      Varies by variety

    • Sunlight Requirement

      Varies by variety

    • Growth Rate

      Varies by variety

  • Haworthia Cooper Haworthia Zebra
    • Mature Height

      Varies by variety

    • Mature Width

      Varies by variety

    • Sunlight Requirement

      Varies by variety

    • Growth Rate

      Varies by variety

  • Hindu Rope Plant Hindu Rope Plants
    • Mature Height

      Varies by variety

    • Mature Width

      Varies by variety

    • Sunlight Requirement

      Varies by variety

    • Growth Rate

      Varies by variety

  • Hoya Plant Vines Hoya Plants
    • Mature Height

      Varies by variety

    • Mature Width

      Varies by variety

    • Sunlight Requirement

      Varies by variety

    • Growth Rate

      Varies by variety

  • Blue Jacobs Ladder Plant Jacobs Ladder Plants
    • Mature Height

      Varies by variety

    • Mature Width

      Varies by variety

    • Sunlight Requirement

      Varies by variety

    • Growth Rate

      Varies by variety

  • Sunset Jade Plant Jade Plants
    • Mature Height

      Varies by variety

    • Mature Width

      Varies by variety

    • Sunlight Requirement

      Varies by variety

    • Growth Rate

      Varies by variety

  • Lipstick Plant Lipstick Plants
    • Mature Height

      Varies by variety

    • Mature Width

      Varies by variety

    • Sunlight Requirement

      Varies by variety

    • Growth Rate

      Varies by variety

  • Small Lithops Lithops
    • Mature Height

      Varies by variety

    • Mature Width

      Varies by variety

    • Sunlight Requirement

      Varies by variety

    • Growth Rate

      Varies by variety

  • Lucky Bamboo Tree Lucky Bamboo Trees
    • Mature Height

      Varies by variety

    • Mature Width

      Varies by variety

    • Sunlight Requirement

      Varies by variety

    • Growth Rate

      Varies by variety

  • Mammillaria Mammillaria
    • Mature Height

      Varies by variety

    • Mature Width

      Varies by variety

    • Sunlight Requirement

      Varies by variety

    • Growth Rate

      Varies by variety

  • Panda Plant in pot Panda Plants
    • Mature Height

      Varies by variety

    • Mature Width

      Varies by variety

    • Sunlight Requirement

      Varies by variety

    • Growth Rate

      Varies by variety

  • Pentas Plant flowers Pentas Plants
    • Mature Height

      Varies by variety

    • Mature Width

      Varies by variety

    • Sunlight Requirement

      Varies by variety

    • Growth Rate

      Varies by variety

  • Colorful Persian Shield Persian Shield
    • Mature Height

      Varies by variety

    • Mature Width

      Varies by variety

    • Sunlight Requirement

      Varies by variety

    • Growth Rate

      Varies by variety

  • Purple Velvet Plant Purple Velvet Plants
    • Mature Height

      Varies by variety

    • Mature Width

      Varies by variety

    • Sunlight Requirement

      Varies by variety

    • Growth Rate

      Varies by variety

  • Potted Selaginella Selaginella
    • Mature Height

      Varies by variety

    • Mature Width

      Varies by variety

    • Sunlight Requirement

      Varies by variety

    • Growth Rate

      Varies by variety

  • Spiderwort house plant Spiderwort Plants
    • Mature Height

      Varies by variety

    • Mature Width

      Varies by variety

    • Sunlight Requirement

      Varies by variety

    • Growth Rate

      Varies by variety

  • Water Lily flowers Water Lilies
    • Mature Height

      Varies by variety

    • Mature Width

      Varies by variety

    • Sunlight Requirement

      Varies by variety

    • Growth Rate

      Varies by variety

  • Yucca Flower Yucca Plants
    • Mature Height

      Varies by variety

    • Mature Width

      Varies by variety

    • Sunlight Requirement

      Varies by variety

    • Growth Rate

      Varies by variety

  • Zebra Plants in pots Zebra Plants
    • Mature Height

      Varies by variety

    • Mature Width

      Varies by variety

    • Sunlight Requirement

      Varies by variety

    • Growth Rate

      Varies by variety

  • Field of Tea Plants Cold Hardy Tea Plants
    • Mature Height

      Varies by variety

    • Mature Width

      Varies by variety

    • Sunlight Requirement

      Varies by variety

    • Growth Rate

      Varies by variety

  • Lavender Plants Lavender Plants
    • Mature Height

      Varies by variety

    • Mature Width

      Varies by variety

    • Sunlight Requirement

      Varies by variety

    • Growth Rate

      Varies by variety

Mature height
4 ft.
Mature width
5 ft.
Sunlight requirement
Indirect Light
Growth rate
Moderate
Botanical name
Philodendron Xanadu
Shipping exclusions
AZ
Grows Well In Zones
10-11 outdoors
map
Growing Zones: 10-11 outdoors
(hardy down to -10°F)
Oops!

You can't add more Product Name - Product size to the cart.

OK