Thaumatophyllum Spruceanum / Philodendron Green Wonder / Goeldii - L
An uncommon and quick growing houseplant, with leaves shaping themselves into crowns as they are getting mature. It's simply perfect for your indoor jungle.
- Bright indirect light
- Moderate need in humidity
- Killing it would be remarkable
Just as in nature, all plants are different... so these pictures only illustrate one of our plants!
Origin: South-American rainforests.
Personality: Killing it would be a true performance!
Earmark: A rare Philodendron, whose leaves are sometimes described as having the shape of a dragon's head. Hence its name!
Say Something Smart: The Philodendron Minarum isn't a plant people know much about, should it be its precise origin, the plants it was hybrided with or anything else. It is however believed to be a hybrid born in Thaïland quite recently.
A planter is beautiful, but never put your plant directly in it. Leave it in its original pot until Spring, and only repot it if it seems cramped. The ideal container: the terracotta pot with draining holes.
Finding its place
Brightness: Good level of brightness, as close as possible from a window but no direct sun.
Avoid letting it feel draughts near the windows and take it away from heating sources.
Humidity: 60 % or more.
Tip : Spray its leaves with water (ideally rain-water) once a week.
Tip 2 : Place some wet clay pebbles under the pot, so they keep diffusing humidity.
Temperature: Min : 18°C | Max : 29°C | Ideal : 20-22°C
Careful: high dosage ingestion of the plant can lead to risks for your pets.
Make sure to keep it away from them and don't serve it for their dinner ;-)
Watering (purely indicative, depends on your local environment): once a week in Spring/Summer, and once every 10 days in Autumn and Winter.
Tip : Put your knuckle in the ground. If it feels totally dry, add some water to keep the soil wet (but not soaking it).
Fertilizer: Every other week, from April to October.