PlantsThaumatophyllum→Tree Philodendron (Thaumatophyllum bipinnatifidum)

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Thaumatophyllum bipinnatifidum Accepted
Philodendron bipinnatifidum Synonym
Philodendron selloum Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Plant Height: To 12 feet (3.5 m)
Plant Spread: To 12 feet (3.5 m)
Leaves: Evergreen
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Other: Berries white or yellow when ripe.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Flower Time: Year Round
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Bog gardening
Edible Parts: Fruit
Resistances: Tolerates dry shade
Humidity tolerant
Toxicity: Leaves are poisonous
Roots are poisonous
Fruit is poisonous
Other: All parts of plant contain calcium oxalate crystals, an irritant to the mouth and esophagus.
Propagation: Seeds: Other info: Remove seeds from berry which contains chemicals that inhibit germination.
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Suitable for hanging baskets
Needs excellent drainage in pots


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Posted by plantladylin (Sebastian, Florida - Zone 10a) on Sep 19, 2011 6:59 PM

Tree Philodendron is one of the hardiest of all Philos, but it does get big, growing up to fifteen feet tall and wide! It has single unbranched stems with large, many lobed, 3 ft. long leaves. Thaumatophyllum bipinnatifidum prefers bright light, warmth and humidity.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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This does not appear to be Monstera by plantladylin Mar 1, 2018 4:52 PM 1
This does not appear to be P. bipennifolium by plantladylin Mar 19, 2018 4:15 PM 6
ID Help? by mexifreckles Aug 23, 2021 10:33 AM 10
Genus change again? by plantladylin Aug 7, 2021 5:31 PM 7
Reposting because more leaves are continuing to yellow on my philodendron hope by ptut Jul 20, 2021 3:14 PM 6
Philodendron black spotting HELP! by ArielLeAnn Jul 5, 2021 7:48 AM 9
Help ID this struggling plant by SpamAllan May 5, 2021 6:59 PM 4
Leaf spot? Thaumatophyllum bipinnatifidum by Athenal_Kin Apr 4, 2021 10:47 AM 0
Philodendron Selloum by tmdavis21 Mar 30, 2021 9:56 AM 5
What is the name of this plant? by Kuri310 Feb 16, 2021 11:31 AM 13
remove air roots from my split leaf philodendrom by redshouseplant Feb 7, 2021 2:17 PM 1
What new plant would tempt you, knowing you already have "enough" (haha) by sallyg Feb 22, 2021 7:41 PM 34

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