Goeldii Philodendron

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  • Dramatic, Rare Plant
  • Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Indirect Light)
  • Average Watering Needs
  • Mature Height 3 Feet

Goeldii Philodendron is a difficult-to-find plant that is satisfyingly easy to grow. The long, deep-green leaves grow in a spiral pattern that can be trained onto a moss-covered pole for extra support. The finger-like whorls of leaves are why this plant is known as Finger Plant or Finger tree. Goeldii is sometimes called Fun Bun because the top canopy has a spiral shape. 

Best Locations For Growing Goeldii Philodendron

The vertical shape of this Philodendron makes it natural to tuck into the corner of a halfway or office. However, it deserves to be placed where it can shine as a specimen plant or the background to a plantscape of other tropical plants. All parts of Goeldii Philodendron are toxic and should be kept out of the reach of pets and children.

Goeldii Philodendron Sunlight Requirements

Goeldii Philodendron has deep-green leaves that will thrive in medium light. East- and west-facing windows provide indirect bright light for a limited period in the morning or afternoon, which is perfect for Goeldii’s needs. Philodendrons make good outdoor plants for a shaded patio or deck during the summer. Keep it out of direct sun, which will bleach and burn the leaves.

Goeldii Philodendron Care

Epiphytic plants like Goeldii Philodendron prefer a potting mix that is nutritious and fast draining. Mix 1 part potting soil to 1 part orchid bark; this will anchor the roots in the pot and provide adequate drainage and nutrition. Goeldii Philodendron does not like to be repotted often and grows well when pot-bound. Top-dress large pots in the spring with a mix of 1 part fine orchid bark mixed with 1 part worm castings. Goeldii Philodendron will begin to drop leaves if the indoor temperature drops below 55 degrees F.

Watering Goeldii Philodendron

Philodendrons are a great starter plant for new houseplant gardeners because they can tolerate periods of drought and neglect. Allowing the plant to dry in between waterings ensures that the roots are not soggy and have good air circulation. Water once a week in the summer and every 10-14 days in the winter when the growth slows down. Always make sure to use a container with excellent drainage and to discard any water standing in the saucer or cache pot.

Feeding Goeldii Philodendron

Apply a balanced houseplant fertilizer once a month to support rapid growth during the spring and summer. Fertilizing during the winter is unnecessary unless the plant begins to lose color and yellow.

Goeldii Philodendron Information

Light Exposure: Bright Indirect Light
Care Requirements: Easy
Watering Requirements: Average - When the top 2 inches of the soil dries out.
Pet Friendly: No
Kid Friendly: No
Air Purifier: High
Habit: Upright
Growth Rate: Fast
Mature Height: 3 feet
Mature Spread: 4 inches
Flowering: No
Flower Color(s): None
Flower Shade/Description: Grown for Foliage
Fragrant: No
Foliage Type:
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description: Light Green That Matures to a Dark Green
Temperature: 50° - 85°F (10° - 29°C)
Humidity: Average (40% - 60%)
Common Name: Goeldii Philodendron
Other Name(s): Goeldii, Finger Leaf, Philodendron 'Fun Bun', Thaumatophyllum Spruceanum
Scientific Name: Philodendron 'Goeldii'
Plant Type: House Plant

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Know As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Know As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Know As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

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The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

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Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

Plant Shipping

Time of Order:

Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

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1 Review - Goeldii Philodendron Show Reviews

  • 5
    beautiful foliage

    Posted by Sherry Donnelly on Jun 13, 2023

    It is an absolute treasure among my plant collection. This exotic beauty has captured my heart with its unique foliage and graceful presence.