Xanadu Foliage

Common Names: Xanadu, Xanadu Philodendron

Botanical names: Philodendron 'Xanadu'

Availability: Year round

Vase life: 10 to 14 days

Storage temperatures: Chill sensitive, store above 55 degrees F.

Ethylene Sensitive: No

Description: The leaves of Xanadu are deeply lobed, giving them a distinctive, almost sculptural appearance. The lobes are often arranged in a layered fashion, creating a sense of depth and texture.

Color: Dark green, often with hints of bronze or copper tones

Botanical facts: 'Xanadu' was developed by an Australian nursery called House Plants of Australia. It is a hybrid selected for its compact growth habit and attractive foliage.

Design notes: Xanadu leaves can serve as a striking focal point in floral arrangements due to their exotic and unique shape. Placing them at the center or towards the front of an arrangement draws attention and adds visual interest. Xanadu is often used as a "sheltering" element if design.

Purchasing hints: Look for leaves that appear fresh and are free from damage, discoloration, or signs of pest infestation.

Conditioning: Cut two inches off of the stem ends with a sharp knife. Hydrate in a solution of water and commercial floral food for two hours before storage or usage.