Xanthosoma lindenii

Xanthosoma lindenii

Posted by Hannah Brand on Apr 7th 2024

Weekly Plant Chat: Xanthosoma lindenii 'Magnificum'

Hey Plant Friends!

This week we are talking about Xanthosoma lindenii 'Magnificum', sometimes referred to as the Angel Wing Caladium.

Family of Origin

Xanthosoma lindenii 'Magnificum' belongs to the Aracea or Aroid plant family just like peace lily, philodendron, anthurium and so many more!

Xanthosoma is native to Columbia and is known for its its neon green and white stripped leaves that can reach up to 15 inches in length. This plant grows from and can be propagated by rhizomes just like the Venus fly trap, cannas, zz, and sansevieria.

Plant Care


Indoors, bright, indirect light is best for this plant to maintain its striking coloration. Lower light may cause a stretched and leggy appearance.


When it's time to repot, use an all-purpose potting soil full of organic matter and micro-nutrients. We recommend Espoma's Organic Potting Mix.


Allow the top 2-3 inches of soil to dry down between watering. Then, give a good soak making sure the soil is fully saturated. This plant will droop or wilt, just like a peace lily, to tell you that it's dry.


Fertilize in the spring and during active growth with an all-purpose fertilizer. We recommend Schultz Liquid Plant Food.

Hot Tips

Add humidity to the growing environment by using a continuous spray bottle.

Keep an eye out for common pests such as mealy bugs and spider mites. Check for pests weekly when watering. Keep a bottle of Bonide’s Insecticidal Soap on hand for easy treatment.

Xanthosoma are toxic to our furry friends, so make sure to keep them out of reach.

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Xanthosoma lindenii ‘Magnificum’ is available at Tonkadale in 4-inch pots.

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