“The hybrid cultivar ‘Xanadu’ is a perfect compact solution for someone who wants the look of a philodendron but lacks the space to accommodate large houseplants,” says Marc Hachadourian, Director of Glasshouse Horticulture and Senior Curator of Orchids at the New York Botanical Garden “The bright green toothed and textured foliage is an easy way to add a tropical accent to a small home or apartment.”
A xanadu plant can be grown indoors or outdoors all over the Bay Area. It tends to spread its “toothed” foliage wider instead of growing vertically, sometimes reaching widths of 5 feet; if kept indoors, it will not spread as much. Since the xanadu is a tropical plant, it prefers medium to bright indirect light. If your xanadu is indoors, this means it might do best by a window with a sheer curtain or something that’s filtering the sunlight. That way, the light is not shining directly on the plant, but it is still getting a good amount of sun time. For outdoor growth, an area with light shade is best.