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Horsehead Philodendron

Thaumatophyllum bipinnatifidum

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Also known as

Fiddle-Leaf Philodendron, Panda Plant, Cut Leaf Philodendron

Starr 070123-3647 Philodendron bipinnatifidum by Forest & Kim Starr (CC BY 3.0)

Partial Shade
Easy care
Moderate watering
Tender

H2

RHS hardiness

1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

4m

Max

4m

2.5m

Min

2.5m

10 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Horsehead Philodendron Overview

Thaumatophyllum bipinnatifidum is an impressive evergreen shrub species in the aroid family, Araceae. It is commonly known by the names Horsehead Philodendron, Fiddle-Leaf Philodendron and Cut Leaf Philodendron, amongst others. This plant produces large, showy leaves on long stems up to a metre in length. The leaves are ornate and pinnately divided into many-lobed structures. Flowers are cream-purple in colour, and measure approximately 30cm long, not often appearing in cultivation. This species has recently been reclassified from Philodendron and moved to the new genus, Thaumatophyllum. It was historically well known by the name Philodendron selloum and is sometimes still sold under this name and the also-previous name Philodendron bipinnatifidum. The sap can be an irritant to skin and ingestion can cause stomach upset.

Common problems with Horsehead Philodendron

How to propagate Horsehead Philodendron

Seed

Surface sow seed in spring, temperature 19-24 degrees Celsius.

Layering

In spring.

Cuttings

Special features of Horsehead Philodendron

Attractive leaves

Pot plant

Indoor plant