- Thaumatophyllum bipinnatifidum
Caring for your new leafy green friends
Please don’t put me on or close to a radiator, the heat will dry me out.
Take me out of any ceramic pots when watering to stop my roots rotting.
I need light to survive. Please give me light!
I don’t like draughts! Keep me away from any cold spots in the house.
This stunning plant is native to tropical and subtropical areas of Paraguay and south eastern Brazil. 'Thaumatophyilum' means "Wonder leaf" and 'Bipinnatifidum' translates as "Double feathery split leaves."
It is a self-heading plant which spreads very wide - 5ft and beyond - with leaves growing between 2 and 3ft. As this plant matures it will develop a trunk but this is often hidden by the wavy-margined, deeply dissected leaves. The leaves of T.bipinnatifidum are dark green and glossy on top and a lighter green underneath.
Pot: 14cm diameter.
Height: Approximately 50cm from base of pot.
Ceramic pot not included
Secrets to success
Temperature: Preferred temperature of 21°C and above, certainly no lower than 15°C.
Light: Bright indirect light is best. Direct sun would scorch the leaves.
Water: T.bipinnatifidum like moist soil, reduce watering in winter. Air humidity: Enjoys higher humidity - this can be achieved with misting, grouping plants together, using a humidifier or adding clean pebbles to a shallow water-filled tray and place the plant on top, as the water evaporates it will boost the humidity around the plant.
Fertilising: Feed monthly during the growing season - use half the recommended dosage of fertiliser.
Potting mix: A well draining mix with orchid bark and perlite.
This plant is toxic, keep out of reach of pets and children.
Delivery & Returns
Please be aware that your plant may vary from the picture as this is a living item. Variations of shape and colour are perfectly natural and to be expected. We will send you a plant as close to the picture and description as possible. The picture shown is an example of what's in stock unless stated otherwise.
Our plants are sent with a detailed care guide to help you look after them. You must provide the adequate conditions to keep them alive.
Shipping & Delivery
We can only ship within the UK. Orders from abroad cannot be fulfilled and will be cancelled & refunded.
We pack and ship all orders on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays to prevent plants waiting in transit over the weekend.
We do send all our plants via next day delivery, however couriers can sometimes take longer.
We guarantee our plants 14 day from receipt. We guarantee to send happy and healthy plants, however, it is your responsibility to care for them and we cannot be held responsible for neglect or mis care. Please send us a picture within 24 hours of receiving your plant and we'll help you out with your issue.
If returning your order, please keep all original packaging and use this to send the plant back to us. This will ensure the plant is kept as safe as possible on its return.
To allow the plant to acclimatise in its new home, there should be no repotting of the plant for a minimum of 14 days after receipt. If any plant has been repotted or a cutting has been taken then we are not able to accept returns.
We are happy to replace your plant if it is very badly damaged in transport. The loss of a leaf in transport on a healthy plant should not generally be cause for any concern. We cannot give a refund for snapped leaves.