One of the parents of this beautiful hardy plant is Philodendron selloum which is indigenous to southern Brazil and adjacent Paraguay. P selloum was a popular garden plant in the late 20th century especially for tropical style gardens and landscapes. It is less popular now because it was found to grow into a garden 'monster' with a massive root system . 'Xanadu' grows to about 1 metre in height and the same across. The decorative leaves have a nice gloss to them. It will grow in full sun or deep shade and retains a compact shape, making it one of those perfect low maintenance landscaping plants. It will even tolerate a light to moderate frost.