Philodendron Revolution “Tarzan” in wooden orchid basket
The formerly named Philodendron ‘Revolution’ (now Thaumatophyllum bipinnatifidum ‘Revolution’) is a beautiful tropical plant. If you enjoy unique foliage and love taking care of tropical plants, you need to add the Philodendron ‘Revolution’ to your growing collection.
The Philodendron ‘Revolution’ was only recently renamed to Thaumatophyllum bipinnatifidum ‘Revolution’. This aroid offers leaves that grow in a spiral around the “trunk” stem instead of the leaves of other Philodendrons that grow out and lay flat.
While the Philodendron ‘Revolution’ enjoys its water, you only need to water the plant about once a week, even on the hottest days of summer. A general rule of thumb to follow is to water every seven to nine days during the warmest months. In the cooler months, you can space watering out to every two to three weeks.
To check if your Thaumatophyllum bipinnatifidum ‘Revolution’ requires water, feel the soil with your fingers. If the soil is even slightly damp, don’t water it. If the top two inches are dry to the touch, your plant is thirsty and should be watered right away.
Signs of too much watering are shown in the Philodendron ‘Revolution’ by leaves falling off the plant or turning yellow. Drooping or wimpy-looking leaves is a sign that you are not giving your plant enough to drink. Overwatering or standing water also leads to root rot, which can kill your Philodendron ‘Revolution’.
The Thaumatophyllum bipinnatifidum ‘Revolution’ grows best in natural, bright light. The best spot in your home for natural light is directly in a window. Windows with afternoon sun should be avoided because of the intensity of the late sun. Your best choice is a south or east-facing window. Part of the uniqueness of the Philodendron is that it can adapt to a variety of indoor lighting conditions.