... The challenging division of 5 separate Philodendron xanadu‘s was perpetually postponed until September. Central piece was headless due to squeezing from all sides. Its roots were healthy though, winning a pot of their own and a chance to resprout which they did in short order! (Slides 1 - 4)
Four bigger sisters (slides 5 - 9) were potted as 1 pair (to keep) and 2 singles to sell, one of which went home with Natalie yesterday, bagged for protection against the windy chill.
Original, overcrowded, top-heavy specimen was blown off its shady front porch perch no less than 3 times last summer, once landing on its head. Bungee cords employed afterward. Two broken branches removed, scars remain. I am pleasantly surprised by the resiliency of Philodendron xanadu. West-facing window for big sisters, east facing for resprouting division.
www.exoticrainforest.com has a very informative article about the history of Philodendron xanadu which is not a hybrid but a naturally occurring species!