Thaumatophyllum bipinnatifidum, commonly known as the Split-leaf philodendron, is a tropical plant native to the rainforests of South America. This beautiful plant has gained popularity around the world as a houseplant due to its unique leaf shape and ease of care.
The Split-leaf philodendron is a vine-like plant that can grow up to 20 feet in height, but is usually kept much smaller indoors. Its leaves are large and deeply lobed, with a glossy green color that can range from light to dark. The plant also produces tiny, white flowers that are held on a long stalk.
When it comes to care, the Split-leaf philodendron prefers bright, indirect light and moist but well-draining soil. It's important not to overwater this plant as it can lead to root rot. It's recommended to allow the top layer of soil to dry out before watering again. The plant also benefits from occasional misting to increase humidity.
When it comes to potting soil, a well-draining soil mix with added perlite is ideal. The Split-leaf philodendron is a fast grower and may need to be repotted every 2-3 years.
This plant has a bushy, upright habit when young, but as it matures it will develop a climbing habit and will need support such as a moss pole or trellis.
The Split-leaf philodendron is a great plant for adding a tropical touch to any home. Its large, dramatic leaves make a bold statement and it's easy to care for, making it a great choice for beginners. It can be grown indoors or outdoors in warm, humid climates.
💦Water: Water when top inch of soil is dry
☀️Light: Bright, Indirect Light. We recommend LED Full Spectrum Plant Light Strips, 2 foot
🪴Potting: Prefers well-draining potting soil with plenty of organic matter. We recommend our Potted Elephant Indoor potting mix (50/50 peat moss & pumice)
🌿Habit: Vining - Climbing, trailing