Philodendron Xanadu Care And Growing Secrets

In this blog, I will share my growing experience with the outstanding plant 🌱 Philodendron Xanadu before starting the growing guide of the plant.

We will learn about the botanical part of the plant because to grow the plant with excellence, botanical knowledge is important.

Philodendron Xanadu In Short

Common Name:- Winterbourn. 
Growing Condition:- Can grow in any condition Indore or outdoors.
Height:- Maximum 4 feet minimum 2 to 3 feet.
Soil Requirement:- 5.5 to 7.7 Soil PH Requirement, Prevent From Water-logging.
Humidity & Climatic:- 65 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit temperature requirement. The mid-range temperature is perfect.
Propagation:- Propagated by root cutting.
Fertilizers:- Requires macro and micro types of nutrients.
Re-Potting:- Done After filling the roots in the pot.
Toxicity:- level one toxicity and the compound that makes Winterbourn plant toxic is calcium oxalate.
Varieties:- Philodendron erubescens, Philodendron imbe, Philodendron bipinnatifidum, Philodendron laciniatum.

About Philodendron Xanadu Plant

The common Name Of the plant is:- Winterbourn

About Philodendron Xanadu PlantThe scientific name of the plant is Philodendron Xanadu or Thaumatophyllum xanadu

It belongs to the Family: Araceae { The family is important to the plant because, as human beings, their habitat and growing season are the same}

It belongs to Species xanadu {always the last word of the botanical name is species.

Origin Place of Philodendron in Brazil

Growing Guide for Winterbourn


The main speciality of the Winterbourn plant is it can grow anywhere, no matter Indore or outdoors. It will grow well if it gets proper care.

Other varieties of Philodendron are climbers that require support to grow, but the Winterbourn plant is special. Within other varieties, it can grow with no need for any support.

Flowers of Philodendron XanaduThe height of the plant is also very good as another indoor plant.

It grows to the height of a maximum of 4feet and a minimum of 2 to 3 feet and that is the very ideal height for the indoor plant.

The width of the plant increases the beauty of the plant 🌱 when the plant spreads, it looks beautiful as compared to the plant growing only longitudinally.

The width of the Winterbourn plant maximum is 5 feet, and the minimum is 3 feet.

The major attraction of the plant is the leaves of the plant that are green, shiny, leathery, & large leaves can grow maximum by 14 inches and minimum by 7 inches.

All the sizes that we have mentioned above totally depend on the environmental condition, nutrients, soil type, and many other factors that we will discuss one by one below in this blog. This will be a full guide to growing extraordinary Philodendron Xanadu.

Morphology Of Philodendron Xanadu

Winterbourn is a terrestrial plant. It can easily grow to the height of 2 to 4 feet. That is the best height for indoor plants.

Plant With a Height of 2 to 4  feet is eye-catching. If we keep this plant inside our house, it will attract visitors who are coming into our house.

Flowers of Philodendron XanaduFlowers of Philodendron Xanadu:- The colour of the flower is deep red, but it is not too eye-catching.

As much as I have observed, flowers in the Winterbourn plant are very rare in indoor condition, in the outdoor condition it’s a bear flower.

Flower 🌸 of the plant doesn’t have any ornamental importance, so if the plant doesn’t bear flower in indoor condition, need not be worried.

Leaves of Philodendron:- If you ask me why you love the Winterbourn plant and my answer will be clear only because of the awesome leaves 🌿, the colour of the leaves is shiny green, the shape of the leaves is deeply dissected, it also increases the beauty of the plant.

The good size of the leaves can be 30cm in width and 40cm long.

If we calculate in inches 12inch wide to 16inch long, this is the ideal size of the leaves. It depends on the nutrient factor and environmental factors.

Soil Requirements Of Philodendron Xanadu

Soil is most important for proper growth and development. If we want healthy plants, we can’t ignore the soil.

Same as maximum indoor plant Winterbourn also doesn’t like water lodging conditions. It requires well-drained soil for proper growth.

In waterlogged conditions, the roots of the plant will not get proper aeration because of stagnant water and the plant can die in this condition.

To avoid water-logging conditions, we suggest drilling holes below the pot and keeping the soil in so that it will protect the plant from stagnant water.

The potting mixture that we are making should be rich in organic matter. The soil should be loose.

For a good potting mixture will suggest some materials to use:-

  • Peat moss (It is helpful for the proper aeration of the roots & also holds the nutrients for the soil for a long time)
  • Organic compost (it helps the plant in proper growth and development with no adverse effect )
  • Coconut coir (helps in root growth of the plant. Also helpful in holding the nutrients)
  • The bark of tree 🌴 (it contains a lot of nutrients & major benefit is it releases nutrients slowly, it decomposes slowly)
  • Sand (it will make soil lose water, as the holding capacity of the soil will be less)
  • Perlite (it provides good drainage and is also known for its alternative fertilizers)

Everything that we have suggested above depends on a matter of availability. If one or two materials are not available, it will not be too much; you can use alternatives.

Re-Potting of Philodendron XanaduMix Peat moss, organic compost, coconut coir and soil in the ratio of one-third ratio

In the pot’s base, add organic fertiliser and bark of the tree because it releases slow energy and decomposes slowly; that is good for the vegetative growth of the plant.

For the best growth of the plant, we will suggest maintaining the PH level of 5.5 to 7.5 of the soil.

The key thing that we want from the good potting mixture is good aeration, proper water holding, proper nutrient holding, fertile & supporting material from these materials that we have suggested above is enough to fulfil all the requirements of plants.

Humidity & Climatic Requirement of Winterbourn:-

Temperature:- Philodendron Xanadu is a plant that loves medium-range temperatures.

In the daytime, ⌚ ideal temperature for the Winterbourn plant is 18 degrees Celsius to 25 degrees Celsius. Calculation in Fahrenheit will be between 65 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit.

At night-time, the ideal temperature for the plant is 18 degrees Celsius to 21 degrees Celsius.

This temperature requirement makes the plant very much ideal for keeping them in an indoor environment.

On summer days or in warmer conditions, we usually see a drop in temperature at nighttime, so we will suggest taking plants inside at night time.

For, the proper growth and development of the Winterbourn plant 🌿 mid-range temperature is perfect; temp below 18 degrees Celsius is not good for the proper vegetation of the plant.

Don’t get confused about the proper temperature requirement of the plant. In conclusion, about the temperature, we conclude we don’t have to keep the plant below 18 degrees celsius and above 25 degrees celsius.

It can damage the plant or slow down the process of vegetative growth of the plant. The plant can tolerate little up or down in temperature.

HumidityIndoor plants like Winterbourn love humidity. It helps the plants for good vegetative growth. If you are living in the temperature zone given above, then no need to worry about humidity.

If we provide proper humidity, you can see more vegetative growth as compared to normal environmental conditions.

Re-Potting of Philodendron XanaduKeeping the water tray below the pot is the easiest way to provide proper humidity.

The question can arise in your mind of how it will help.

The answer is that when we keep the water in the tray, it will evaporate on warmer days and provide humidity in the plant environment. 

What I have done to provide proper humidity to all of my indoor plants which require humidity, I have groped all humidity loving plants and kept them under an electric humidifier; it is the best solution.

But if you don’t have more plants, then no need to go for costly equipment, you can use a hand spray cheap and best just spray two to three times on warmer days.

Air Circulation:- Proper air circulation is very important for the growth of the plant. If the plant does not get proper air, it will start wilting in the initial stage and the plant can also die if it continues.

What we do to provide proper air circulation to the plants, we keep them in an open place or near the window. We also use exhaust fans for proper air circulation.

Light sensitivity– light sensitivity is very important for indoor plants. Some require more light and some require very little, so it is very necessary to know about the plant requirement.

If we compare Philodendron Xanadu with other varieties of Philodendron plants, it requires more light than other varieties.

A common question that will come to our mind is why Winterbourn light requirement is more than compared to other varieties. It only requires this to maintain its emergence look.

Philodendron Xanadu doesn’t require direct sunlight; it requires a medium range of light, or easily we can say indirect light, we will suggest not to keep directly in front of the window between plant and sunlight you can place some transparent material, or you can also use thin clothes as a curtain between plant and sunlight.

Direct Sunlight Or overexposure to sunlight how it will harm the plant?

In the condition where plants get too much direct sunlight, it damages the beautiful plant of Winterbourn. How was it damaged?

It damages the beautiful plant in two different ways.

The first damage symptom that we have seen in our plant is an unusual lightness of leaves colour compared to your normal colour. We can easily observe light patches on leaves like someone bleached the leaves.

The second damage symptom in a plant is its start elongating toward the sunlight stem of the plant stretches. It decreases the beauty of the plant.

Our growing experience of philodendron plants says it grows well in indirect sunlight or mid sunlight, in summer or warmer conditions, it requires special care from direct sunlight or it can damage the plant.


Propagation to Philodendron Xanadu is very important. Sometimes we do propagation of the awesome plant for one more baby plant in our house, or sometimes we want to share this beautiful plant with our family or friend at their request.

There is only one way to propagate this plant that is root division. It is the method most used in all indoor plants.

Before doing the root cutting, stylize all the equipment that you are going to use in this process. It will protect the plant from infection.

  1.  The first step for root division is to take out the plant from your pot or container.
  2. The second step is just to remove the extra soil from the root hairs. This will make it easy to work on it.
  3. In the third step, just divide the root ball into two to three sections carefully.
  4. In the fourth step, just Plant each of the sections in a pot with appropriate potting soil.

The indoor plants which are potted need a regular amount of nutrition supply for good growth and development of the plant.

Winterbourn requires macro and micro types of nutrients for the proper vegetative growth of the plant.

we will suggest using the liquid fertiliser for macronutrients N, P, K (nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium) because these are very essential for the growth of the plant.

For other micronutrients like iron, boron, zinc, copper, nickel, etc, we will suggest using organic fertilizer, you can use farmyard manure or kitchen waste like vegetable peels, to fulfil the requirement of micronutrients.

Make sure that the application of fertilizer that you are doing should be incorrect amount because an overdose of fertiliser will damage the plant.

With a correct dose of fertiliser, we also need to notice the time of application of fertilizer.

Don’t apply a full quantity of fertilizer at a time. Divide it into a small portion and apply at regular time intervals.

Now we are going to share our secret rule for the fertilizer application on the Philodendron Xanadu plant.

  1. The rule first applies fertilizer monthly in spring because vegetative growth is fast.
  2. Rule second apply fertilizer weekly in summer because nutrient requirements in summer are high.
  3. Rule third never apply fertilizer in winter because growth is slow, so no requirement of fertilizer previous season dose is enough.
Water Requirement Of Philodendron Xanadu

water requirement of Winterbourn is very less, we don’t need to water the plant every day.

Before watering, check the upper layer of the soil in the root zone. You can check with your finger or you can also use a spoon 🥄 just touch the soil if you feel the moisture, then you don’t need to irrigate. If you feel dry, then you need to irrigate it.

If the moisture content in the top layer of soil is less than 50% then we need to irrigate it.

Make sure there is a hole below the pot for the drainage of the extra water 💦 it is a very important water logging condition that can damage the plant.

Vegetative growth of the plant is very less in winter as compared to the spring and summer seasons, so because of this water requirement is also less in winter.

As we have previously said, water-logging condition is dangerous for the plant. In the initial stage, the leaves of the plant will turn yellow, in extreme conditions plant can also die.

We suggest you irrigate less in winter because the growth of the plant is very slow and in slow growth, extra irrigation is dangerous to the roots of the plant it will rot.

Pruning of Winterbourn Plant

First thing, we will suggest you for the pruning don’t make your habit to prune the house plants unnecessarily. plants like Philodendron Xanadu do not require regular pruning.

You can do the pruning in the condition when the plant becomes leggy or in the condition of irregular vegetative growth of steam you can cut the steam.

Our main of pruning is to remove dead leaves dead stems from the plant.

If you want to trim your plant, you can cut the lower leaves of the plant by this you can give the correct shape of the plant.

Too much Bushy shape of the plant can stop the light from entering the lower leaves and stems. In this condition, we should do the pruning.

Re-Potting of Philodendron Xanadu

Re-Potting of Philodendron Xanadu

The Process Of Re-potting is a very important process for an indoor plant. We have to do repotting after every two to three years.

The question that comes to our mind about why repotting is important and the quick answer is in a potted plant, nutrient and the soil is very limited, with the time root will grow and fill the pot after that if the plant will not get nutrient and space, then plant growth will stop in the long term it can die as well. 

Repot the plant carefully. While removing the extra soil from root hairs, we should protect the primary root from any type of instrumental damage.

If the roots of the plant are already full, then the new pot should be bigger than the previous and don’t forget to make a hole in the pot’s base for the proper drainage.

We should fill the lower layer of the pot with organic matter because it will release nutrients slowly and from this plant will get benefits for a long time.


Toxicity In Winterbourn Plant

If you have pets and a baby in your house, be careful and keep the plant at a distance from them.

Philodendron plant is a poisonous plant with level one toxicity and the compound that makes the Winterbourn plant toxic is calcium oxalate.

Don’t be too much afraid. It is only active when leaves are crushed or broken into pieces. It is a property that helps the plant to protect from wild animals that can damage the plants.

If by mistake anyone will swallow the leaves, it will cause swelling in lips, tongue, and mouth, with this it will cause pain.

We will suggest wearing the gloves during pruning or it can cause irritation in the hands as well.

Philodendron Xanadu is the best house plant, but we have to take care of it, and plant lover knows well about it.

Varieties Of Philodendron Xanadu

The Philodendron has over 400+ Varieties, the Beautiful plant Philodendron Xanadu is one of them, the beauty of the plant is because of the large leathery green leaves and height of the plant is 2 to 4  feet that is an eye-catching height that makes this plant so perfect for the indoor plant.

Hare, we will know about three more important varieties of Philodendron, these three varieties are also very much suitable for increasing the beauty of your house.

First, an important Philodendron Variety is Philodendron erubescens.

Philodendron erubescens.

  • The common name of this plant is Blushing philodendron or we also know this plant as red-leaf philodendron in some areas of the world, it has also known as imperial red philodendron.
  • Because of the red colour stem and green beautiful leaves, we know it as a red-leaf philodendron or imperial red philodendron.
  • This plant is highly valued because of its eye-catching leaves.
  •  It is native to the rainforest of South America, the size of the plant is very much suitable for indoor plants.


The second important Philodendron Variety is Philodendron imbe

Philodendron imbeAs with other varieties of philodendron, we also know this variety for its beautiful leaves.

The size of the leaves is big with beautiful white veins that increase the beauty of the plant.

 We know all the different varieties of philodendron only for the outstanding beauty of the plant, but today,

I am going to add one more specification to this, the air-purifying quality of the Philodendron variety plant. So we can say Philodendron is equal to beauty plus health (Beauty + health = Philodendron).

The height of this variety is 8 feet. That is the awesome height for the indoor plant. This variety also does not require too much attention to grow.

The Third important Philodendron Variety is Philodendron bipinnatifidum.

If you will ask me to give one an extraordinarily beautiful plant from Philodendron, we will suggest to Philodendron bipinnatifidum.

But aside from different Philodendron varieties, Philodendron bipinnatifidum is not so popular as other varieties of Philodendron like Philodendron Xanadu, it is not popular as indoor plants.

In this blog, I will share my growing experience with the outstanding plant 🌱 Philodendron Xanadu before starting the growing guide of the plant. Philodendron XanaduThere are three different common names of this plant: Thaumatophyllum bipinnatifidum, Philodendron selloum, and horsehead philodendron. All these common names are because of the look and place where they used to grow.

The age of the plant is 15 to 20 years till this it will grow and mature. The height of the plant will be up to 5 feet. That is good for the indoor plant.

The Fourth important Philodendron Variety is Philodendron laciniatum.

In this variety of Philodendron, you can easily get confused because of different varieties, but this variety has some unique characters like the deep green colour of the leaves and glossy shine on the leaves, which makes it unique.

The more speciality in this plant is this variety is not expensive as others it easily grows in indoor conditions and it is best for removing toxicity from the air.

Read More About Alocasia polly & Alocasia polly propagation Details.

Source:- all the information that I have written in this blog is experienced from my growing experience of the plant and we also get some ideas from iafs

Suraj Singh
Latest posts by Suraj Singh (see all)
Vegetable Crop Example Square Foot Garden 9 Planning Tips Philodendron Xanadu Care Philodendron Tortum caring in 10 points Philodendron Sharoniae Caring 10 tips
Vegetable Crop Example Square Foot Garden 9 Planning Tips Philodendron Xanadu Care Philodendron Tortum caring in 10 points Philodendron Sharoniae Caring 10 tips
Indoor plant caring tips How To Arrange Indoor Plants And Pots Like a Pro In Home Anthurium Bullatus 10 common problem Anthurium Scherzerianum 5 common problems and solutions Philodendron Tortum caring in 10 points Square Foot Garden 9 Planning Tips Philodendron jose buono caring 10 tips Lemon Lime Dracaena caring tips Croton caring 10 tips Philodendron Paraiso Verde caring 10 tips Philodendron Sharoniae Caring 10 tips Philodendron joepii caring 10 points Philodendron patriciae caring 10 points Philodendron domesticum caring 10 points Philodendron erubescens 10 caring points Philodendron hederaceum caring 10 tips Philodendron Care 10 tips 10 Tips for Caring for Indoor Plants 10 popular indoor plants that are easy to care for and known for their air-purifying qualities 6 tips to protect indoor plants from cold temperature