Thaumatophyllum bipinnatifidum <br> 'Little Hope' <br> Split-Leaf Philodendron

Thaumatophyllum bipinnatifidum
'Little Hope'
Split-Leaf Philodendron

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Also known as Philodendron selloum, this adorable green aroid with beautiful ridged leaves will add interest to any corner of your home.

 

Thaumatophyllum bipinnatifidum                     

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Common Names: Split-Leaf Philodendron, Tree Philodendron, Hope Plant, Philo Selloum

Family: Araceae

Origin: Columbia

Growth: Upwards, clumping. Old leaves naturally fall off

Light: Bright, indirect

Foot Candles: 100 - 250

Water: Keep evenly moist

Humidity: 30% - 70%

Temperature: 15°C - 30°C

Soil: Regular potting mix

Container: Self-watering planter

Nutrients: 10-10-10 Monthly  

Propagation: Stem cuttings, removal of offsets

Interiorscape Use: Large potted plant, atrium, large living wall

Common Pests: Mealybugs, Aphids, Spider Mites, Scale, Thrips.

Common Issues: Pests can hide in the petioles or the emerging rolled up leaves. Root rot when sitting in water. Leaves will brown at tips when root bound.  

Comments: Typically known as Philodendron selloum or bipinnatifidum, as it was only recently botanically changed to Thaumatophyllum. Very similar to other philodendrons and monsteras but will grow taller with more of a tree shape.

Toxicity: Intense burning and swelling of the lips, tongue, and throat, difficulty  speaking. Nausea, vomiting, drooling, and diarrhea may also occur. Frequent contact with sap may cause skin irritation.