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All About Transplanting The Xanadu Plant
All About Transplanting The Xanadu Plant

Xanadu is an interesting plant that is listed under the exotic plants category.

Some reasons for this Brazillian plant’s classification are:

- its distinguishable features in contrast with other plants and also Philodendron plants

- its vertical position (not a vine-type plant)

- its glossy and leatherlike leaves

- the unique shape of its leaves which spreads into 15-20 portions.

Although this tropical and subtropical organism seems welcoming, when caring for this plant and considering where to locate it, it is important to keep in mind that it is also toxic, so keep it away from your kids and house pets!

Transplanting Xanadu Plant


Transplanting Process 

Starting out as a small plant in a pot or some sort of plant container, it will eventually need transplanting into a bigger location, such as your yard, as it grows.

It is best to transplant around the month of June or so in order for the plant to have a speedy restoration and be fully settled near the end of the season.

First, before you begin to transplant this shrub, find a good place for its re-location. The Xanadu plant likes a little shade to maintain a moist environment and may grow to be about 2-4 ft high and about 4-6 ft wide if provided ideal upkeep.

After you choose the location, dig a hole in the ground that is fairly shallow yet large. Then, lift the plant from the pot, removing the dirt from its roots. Do it carefully - do not accidentally take out the roots.

Now place this plant in the dug up hole and surround it with dirt.


Upkeep in the Yard 

In addition to fertilizing the plant every month in the spring and fall (the sunnier it is, the more fertilizer is necessary), and watering as needed (each time, approximately 50% of the water dries out from the dirt surrounding the Xanadu), it is necessary to watch out for its growth in case it begins to overlap other vegetation in your yard.

If you observe that your Xanadu plant starts overlapping other vegetation or extending a lot over the borders, the key solution to the problem is to cut it back to be about 0.7 m away from the edge. The way to achieve this is to cut unnecessary trunks or stems off the plant. Then, carefully cut off the entangled and extensive roots, ensuring that you keep enough of the plant to still maintain itself. 

Additionally, to keep your yard looking clean, be sure to remove the dead leaves once in a while. This will make your plant look more healthy and beautiful.


Completing all these steps as written will ensure you will have this exotic, healthy plant growing to its full size and potential. At that point, you can possibly look at landscaping (Carve Your Creation) to add sophistication to your garden. Good luck!