Kiersten lives in New Orleans, LA and graduated with her masters degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Tulane University in 2019.
She has conducted or assisted on research studies covering trees such as the bald cypress, swamp maple, and water tupelo, as well as important marsh grasses including Juncus, Spartina, and Phragmites.
Kiersten is (nearly!) a Louisiana Master Naturalist and regularly volunteers with local community gardens and nonprofits to help restore critical ecosystems along the Gulf Coast.
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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.
Also known as
Philodendron Xanadu, Philodendron Xanadu and Cut Leaf Philodendron
How to care for Thaumatophyllum Xanadu
Thaumatophyllum Xanadu needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
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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.
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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.
What other plant parents say
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!
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