Philodendreon xanadu (xanadu or cut-leaf philodendron)
This Philodendron xanadu is one of our favourites because it develops amazing thick, textured stems. It's also easy to care for, requiring only consistent watering and moderate levels of indirect light. Top tip: if the smaller stems flop outwards too much you can simply snap them off and your plant will be encouraged to take a nice vertical form.
Water regularly during warmer months but allow the soil to dry out between each watering and make sure the roots are never sitting in water for a prolonged period. Water less frequently during colder months.
Requires plenty of indirect light but may suffer if it gets too much direct sunlight. A lack of light can lead to leggy stems/ low growth rate / loss of leaves.
Avoid placing the planter next to radiators or draughty windows
Carefully wipe the leaves from time-to-time to remove any dust
Prune out any brown leaves or stems by cutting as close to the next stem or the base of the plant as possible
Use some fertiliser during warmer months i.e. April to September (little and often is best for consistent growth)