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Philodendron Fun Bun

Thaumatophyllum spruceanum

Also known as

Philodendron Goeldii

Philodendron goeldii kz1 by Krzysztof Ziarnek, Kenraiz (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Partial Shade
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Tender

H2

RHS hardiness

1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

2.5m

Max

4m

1m

Min

2.5m

10 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Philodendron Fun Bun Overview

Thaumatophyllum spruceanum is an impressive evergreen shrub typically grown for its large, dramatically spiralling stems which bear shiny green foliage. It enjoys moist, well-draining soil and partially shaded conditions. In cooler climates, it is grown as a houseplant but may survive outside in warmer climates free from frost. The leaves measure between 20-40cm in length, they are divided into 10-20 leaflets, which are borne on spiralling stems. Flowers are green-cream in colour. Thaumatophyllum spruceanum is sometimes known by an older name, Philodendron goedii. It was moved to the genus Thaumatophyllum from the genus Philodendron, where it was historically nested within a subgenus called Meconostigma.

Common problems with Philodendron Fun Bun

This plant can be susceptible to sap-sucking pests. Monitor stems and leaves for immobile insects like Mealybugs and Scale. Quickly declining leaf and plant health is a good indication of Spider Mite and Thrips.

How to propagate Philodendron Fun Bun

Seed

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

Layering

In spring.

Cuttings

Special features of Philodendron Fun Bun

Attractive leaves

Indoor plant