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Name: Lynda Horn
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gardenfish
May 15, 2020 8:00 AM CST
I've spotted one of these at Wal Mart for what I think is a reasonable price. I think I've got the name right, this is the one with the wavy, upright leaves? I've done pretty good with my Brazil and I want to upgrade to a larger philo. What kind of growing conditions does this one like?
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Name: Lin Vosbury
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plantladylin
May 15, 2020 8:14 AM CST
The name selloum is a synonym for Tree Philodendron (Thaumatophyllum bipinnatifidum) Scientists moved the plant from the Philodendron genus, to genus Thaumatophyllum but it still has the common name of Philodendron and I still call them Tree Philodendrons because that's the name I've known for 50+ years. If this is the one you are referring to, just be aware ... they do take up a lot of space! Green Grin!




There are smaller versions that attain heights of 3 to 4 feet but I'm not sure of where they are available:
Tree Philodendron (Thaumatophyllum bipinnatifidum 'Hope')
Tree Philodendron (Thaumatophyllum bipinnatifidum 'Super Atom')
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gardenfish
May 15, 2020 8:27 AM CST
Thanks for your prompt reply, Lin! After I posted I thought to go to the data base and quickly realized my mistake about the name. Of course, as with many Wal Mart plants, the varietal name is not on the tag. In this instance, it wasn't even listed under a general name, it just said tropical. The leaves are less deeply indented than the ones in the data base, and are more rounded.
I do have room, but not the room required by yours, it's awesome! This would be an inside plant, at least in the winter. I already have several large tropicals that spend the winter inside, I guess I can find room for one more. I'm hoping it is one of the smaller ones.
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Name: Lin Vosbury
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plantladylin
May 15, 2020 9:10 AM CST
If you buy the plant, perhaps you can upload a few photos? It may be a different type, other than the Tree Philodendron. Split-Leaf Philodendron (Monstera deliciosa) is also commonly called "Split Leaf Philodendron" and it has rounder shaped leaves than the Tree Philo. Juvenile leaves of Monstera have less slits but as they mature they get lots of slits and holes.



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GreenBee01
May 15, 2020 9:46 AM CST
I used to have a hope I gave it was a few years ago. I found that bright indirect light for about 6hr was perfect. Watered every 10 to 14 days was perfect for me. I feed every two weeks during the growing season.
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gardenfish
May 15, 2020 12:52 PM CST
Lin, here it is! They only had two left. As you can see from the pic, it is a tree philo. Would you believe it says monstera on the label?
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Name: Lin Vosbury
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plantladylin
May 15, 2020 12:59 PM CST
Yes, Tree Philodendron and a very nice looking one!! Thumbs up
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Name: Lynda Horn
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gardenfish
May 15, 2020 1:02 PM CST
Thanks! I'm glad to get this. A lot of other people must have liked them, too.
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Name: Gina
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Gina1960
May 15, 2020 6:24 PM CST
They have become quite popular!
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gardenfish
May 16, 2020 2:06 AM CST
Now if I can keep the kitties from chewing on it.... I'm thinking of putting it on a plant stand. The spot on the floor is temporary.
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Name: Lynda Horn
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gardenfish
May 16, 2020 2:09 AM CST
Another question; would it enjoy the summer outside here?My typical summer weather is kind of semi tropical, hot and humid, highs in the mid 80 s to 90s, lots of humidity.I can supply a variety of light conditions, from full sun all they way through to full shade.
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Name: Gina
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Gina1960
May 16, 2020 6:00 AM CST
Most of the ones here in Florida are used as landscaping plants, in full sun, lots of rain. This is one of the 'go to' landscape plants that contractors install in the yards of new construction because it is on the 'approved' list of almost all of the HOA's. The really, REALLY old homes here all have them. and they can be quite huge. They can even be planted as a privacy hedge, so yes it would like your summer.
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gardenfish
May 16, 2020 6:07 AM CST
Yeah! Thanks, Gina. I have the perfect place for it. It has a really thick, snaky looking root right on top of the soil. I'm assuming I just leave it alone? I have no plans to repot anytime soon. It seems happy in its original pot.
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Name: Gina
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Gina1960
May 16, 2020 6:09 AM CST
These plants will actually attach and climb up a wall if you have one handy, or they will stand alone by sending down very very thick adventitious roots into the soil to anchor themselves upright. So yeah leave the trunk alone. AS the plant grows taller and sheds leaves it develops the characteristic 'eyes' on the trunk
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Name: Lynda Horn
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gardenfish
May 16, 2020 7:05 AM CST
Thank You!
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