Plant Care Thaumatophyllum Xanadu

Thaumatophyllum Xanadu

Reviewed by: | Last Updated: 04/20/2022

4.7 out of 5 (38 experiences)

Thaumatophyllum Xanadu has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves
Thaumatophyllum Xanadu has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

About Thaumatophyllum Xanadu

The identity of this plant has been hotly debated amongst botanists until 2019, when it was declared part of the Thaumatophyllum genus. It has been known under many names, including the Philodendron 'Xanadu', and has many, small leaves which distinguish it from its cousin, Thaumatophyllum bipinnatifidum.


Thaumatophyllum xanadu

Also known as

Philodendron Xanadu, Philodendron Xanadu and Cut Leaf Philodendron

How to care for Thaumatophyllum Xanadu


How often to water your Thaumatophyllum Xanadu

Water needs for Thaumatophyllum Xanadu
0.5 cups
every 9

Thaumatophyllum Xanadu needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Thaumatophyllum Xanadu

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Philodendron Xanadu in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Thaumatophyllum Xanadu: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Thaumatophyllum Xanadu may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Thaumatophyllum Xanadu in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Thaumatophyllum Xanadu

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Thaumatophyllum Xanadu: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Thaumatophyllum Xanadu after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Thaumatophyllum Xanadu is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Native Region
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors
Yellow Leaves

Care Summary for Thaumatophyllum Xanadu

Thaumatophyllum Xanadu

Thaumatophyllum Xanadu

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Thaumatophyllum Xanadu has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 26
Thaumatophyllum Xanadu has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 20
Thaumatophyllum Xanadu has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 19
Thaumatophyllum Xanadu has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 5
Thaumatophyllum Xanadu has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 2
Thaumatophyllum Xanadu has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 2
Michaelverhoef avatar
leaf-1 13 Plants
xp 255 XP
globe Leichhardt, Queensland

I just think he’s pretty - darkish green leaves with a bit of shine to them

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Mell avatar
leaf-1 25 Plants
xp 2,747 XP
globe Baltimore, Maryland

Love this beautiful plant

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
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leaf-1 120 Plants
xp 2,509 XP
globe Perth, Western Australia

Neglected the hell out of this fella but has still pulled through! Survived root rot and being soaked in water for weeks on end. True Philo!

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
Lexsbedroomjungle avatar
leaf-1 7 Plants
xp 139 XP

Seems to be a super easy plant to look after. Doesn’t require too much care and seems to love most environments.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
Asslynn avatar
leaf-1 35 Plants
xp 2,416 XP
globe Dallas, Texas

My first plant & it’s has grown beautifully since bringing it home in July!

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Bigshe64 avatar
leaf-1 31 Plants
xp 1,867 XP
globe Ephrata, Pennsylvania

Fast growing and beautiful

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Freya avatar
leaf-1 43 Plants
xp 674 XP
globe Santa Rosa, California

some times whilst with to much water

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leaf-1 27 Plants
xp 833 XP

This plant resembles a lot, love it a lot

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Haylsgarden avatar
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 76 XP

Love this guy! He’s easy to care for and doesn’t need much light.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Mintqueen avatar
leaf-1 18 Plants
xp 264 XP
globe Portland, Oregon

love this little lady. she’s grown so much over the past year!! so proud

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Heather avatar
leaf-1 44 Plants
xp 527 XP
globe Layton, Utah

This plant doesn’t seem to need very much but is always happy!

Survivor Survivor
Cassandralouise avatar
leaf-1 29 Plants
xp 429 XP
globe Beverly, Massachusetts

When I first got the plant it was super root bound in the container I brought it home in. Then it got root rot. I trimmed the bad leaves and replaced all the soil with new soil which saved her and she has grown new leaves quickly.
Watch for mushy leaves and trim them quickly or they spread to the rest of the plant!

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Blacklily96 avatar
leaf-1 16 Plants
xp 946 XP

When I purchased this plant the leaves were lifeless and hanging over the pot now my girl is thriving after giving it some water !!!

Survivor Survivor

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