- Philodendron Xanadu Golden is a large compact easy to grow plant.
- The leaves of this beautiful, exotic-looking foliage plant can be as large as 16-18 inches long and 7-14 inches wide.
- Unlike many Philodendrons, the Xanadu is an upright plant, not a climber or vine.
- A compact, low-maintenance choice for homes and offices, that will help purify your air.
- It flourishes in well-drained moist soil thoroughly mixed with organic content such as peat moss, compost, etc.
- Well-drained soil is soil that allows the flow of water in or out at a moderate rate.
- When the plant’s soil is saturated with excess water, it reduces the oxygen intake of the plant from the soil, which may result in its death.
- For your indoor planting, it is not recommended to use soil from the garden, if you look forward to a good result.
- Soil from the garden might contain disease organisms, weeds seeds, and may not be well-drained soil.
- That said, you could use high-quality potting soil that is well-draining.
- Feed philodendron houseplants with a balanced liquid foliage houseplant fertilizer that contains macro-nutrients.
- Water the plant with the fertilizer monthly in spring and summer and every six to eight weeks in fall and winter.
- Slow growth and small leaf size are the plant’s way of telling you that it isn’t getting enough fertilizer.
- Pale new leaves usually indicate that the plant isn’t getting enough calcium and magnesium, which are essential micro-nutrients for philodendrons.
- It requires mild sunlight to thrive.
- Filtered sunlight is most desirable.
- Direct exposure to sunlight will lead to the burning of leaves.
- The beauty of a Philodendron is the intensity of the color variation of its leaves.
- When planted in a shady environment for 2 to 3 months, it loses its color variation and hence loses its beauty.
- However, the white portion of the leaves is susceptible to sunlight.
- When exposed to intense direct sunlight, it burns off quickly.
- It is a water-loving plant.
- Watering should be done with a moderate amount of water.
- You must ensure the plant’s soil is moist at all times.
- Watering with excessive water must be avoided to prevent killing the plant.
- When the plant’s soil is excessively watered or saturated with water, it reduces the rate of oxygen intake by the plate from the soil.
- It could lead to the rotting of the plant root, which is the most critical and crucial part of a plant.
- When the roots are rotten, the plant will be nutrient deficient and, in the long run, will lead to the death of the plant when not properly cared for.
- This can be done by feeling the soil texture with your fingers.
- If the soil contains some moisture, it will stick on the fingers, but when it doesn’t, it will fall off.
- After this has been done and it was confirmed that water moisture is present, you can postpone the watering of the plant.
- Otherwise, you water it at the very moment.