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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

Common names
  • Tree Philodendron
  • Cut-Leaf Philodendron
  • Split Leaf Philodendron
Botanical names
  • Accepted: Thaumatophyllum bipinnatifidum
  • Synonym: Philodendron bipinnatifidum
  • Synonym: Philodendron selloum

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  • Posted by plantladylin (Sebastian, Florida - Zone 10a) on Sep 19, 2011 6:59 PM concerning plant:
    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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MySecretIslandGarden On July 30, 2022 Maintenance performed
Taming the beast. 6 or 7 young plants are growing around the mommas.
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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

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