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Plant Know-How: Thaumatophyllum spruceanum

thaumatophyllum spruceanum
This unique plant is Thaumatophyllum spruceanum, previously known as Philodendron goeldii. This plant is a great example of the way many aroids change their leaf shape as they mature. Thaumatophyllum spruceanum starts out with triangular leaves that resemble those of Thaumatophyllum bipinnatifidum 'Little Hope'. As it matures the leaf splits into into a unique ring of leaflets. Our plant here is starting to form those rings of leaflets! This is a truly striking and unique aroid. Thaumotphyllum spruceanum's growth is very similar to its cousin  Thaumatophyllum bipinnatifidum. This is a self heading aroid that can grow to quite large sizes if given the proper care and space! If you want to try your hand at growing one for these impressive specimens we've collected all the info on it's care you'll need!


Light Requirements: Thaumatophyllum spruceanum does best when grown in bright indirect light. It can be grown in medium indirect light but your plant may mature much slower.

Water Tips for Thaumatophyllum spruceanum: Allow your Thaumatophyllum spruceanum to go almost completely dry in-between watering. Be sure when watering to fully saturate the soil. 

The Best Soil for Thaumatophyllum spruceanum: Thaumatophyllum spruceanum does best when grown in a chunky, well draining mix. Your plant will thrive in our Folia Favorite Potting Mix!

Is Thaumatophyllum spruceanum Pet Safe? Thaumatophyllum spruceanum is not pet safe and should be kept away from any curious furry family members.

Did you know? As your Thaumatophyllum spruceanum mature it will lose its lower leaves and begin to develop a distinct trunk! This form of growth is what distinguishes Thaumatophyllum from Philodendron!