Philodendron Xanadu Dying

Just purchased this plant and repotted. Two leaves has wilted and I have yellow and brown leaves. How can I reverse this wilting process. Should the root ball be under soil. Is it too much sun?

Hi Cathy,


Shiny green, leathery, lobed leaves on Philodendron Xanadu.
Philodendron Xanadu

First suggestion: never re-pot a new plant until it has 6 weeks to adjust to its new home. Second suggestion: Your new container must have drip holes in the bottom and be only a few inches wider and, or, deeper than the original container. If the container is too large, the soil stays too wet, the roots rot, and the plant gradually dies. The root ball needs to be covered with soil. This plant needs medium light, never direct sun or the leaves will burn. There is a product called SuperThrive that you can read about in the Glossary of the website. It is full of vitamins and nutrients that might help your plant get better.

You can read my plant care tips for a Philodendron Xanadu in the Popular HousePlant section of the website.