There is enormous variety in leaf sizes and shapes within cultivated varieties of this genus. There are climbing and clumping forms. They are very popular all over the world as indoor plants, but here in South East Queensland many can be used very effectively in the landscape also. Indeed P. xanadu has become extremely popular for landscaping, grown as a garden edging or massed as a groundcover in tropical gardens.
Other Information Resources
Online Manual of Subtropical Landscaping Plants, Palm Beach Community College, Florida
Philodendron bipinnatifidum formerly called P. selloum.
Xanadu is a dwarf clumping variety that is popular with landscapers and widely available. Green and tropical-looking, yet tough. Typically mass-planted as a groundcover. It can be grown in full sun but will look better with some shade.
at The Exotic Rainforest. Considerable information on this cultivar/species
Philodendron 'Xanadu' At "Grow Me Instead" (an Australian website informing gardeners about safer alternatives to invasive ornamentals)
Possible misspellings: Philodendren, Filodendron, Filodendren
Looking very similar to a climbing Philodendron but typically with yellow variegations, the pothos is a popular plant for hanging baskets but can also be grown up trees etc in gardens for a jungle effect.
Scindapsus, Golden Pothos
) Online Manual of Subtropical Landscaping Plants, Palm Beach Community College, Florida
Harold L. Lyon Arboretum Plant Profiles, University of Hawai`i at Manoa (PDF)
Another plant with a philodendron-like look is the Monstera deliciosa. However, there are other, less frequently encountered Monstera species.
Possible Misspellings: Monsteria, Monsterio
) University of Hawai`i at Manoa (PDF)