Family Shrub is the second segment of the eighth episode of the first season of Amphibia, and the sixteenth episode overall.

It premiered on June 27, 2019 alongside Contagi-Anne.


Sprig and Polly think their family history is boring until they begin to uncover family secrets buried deep under their very own home.


For a full plot of "Family Shrub", click here.


For a full transcript of "Family Shrub", click here.


Main Cast

Additional Voices

  • Sam Reigel

Title in other languages

Language Title Translation
Flag of Argentina Spanish (Latin America) El Árbol de la Familia The Family Tree
Flag of Spain Spanish (Castilian) Arbusto Genealógico Genealogical Shrub
Flag of Netherlands Dutch Familie struik Family Shrub
Flag of Indonesia Indonesian Semak Keluarga
Flag of Vietnam Vietnamese Bụi Cây Gia Đình Family Bushes
Flag of Japan Japanese ひみつのへや Secret


  • This episode reveals the secrets of three Plantar ancestors that relate to one of the main characters:
    • Great Uncle Skip Plantar who was a brilliant scientist (which relates to Sprig).
    • PolliAnna Plantar who was a Warrior (which relates to Polly).
    • Emma the Newt who traveled all over Amphibia collecting rare treasures and became an honorary Plantar (which relates to Anne)
  • Because this is the sister episode Contagi-Anne, this episode has also been pulled from airing schedules on Disney Channels back in 2020 due to not fitting a 30-minute timeslot. However, like the previous episode, the episode is still available to watch on the Disney+ streaming service.


  • The word "curse", "dang it", "or dead bodies", "heck", and "suckers" was cut during Southeast Asia broadcast.


  • "Family Tree" - The title "Family Shrub" is a play on the phrase "Family Tree".
  • "Tetris" - The Wall puzzle in Emma's lair bears a resemblance to the popular Tetris puzzle video game.
  • "Indiana Jones" - The scene where Sprig grabbed his hat after escaping the spiked ceiling trap mirrors the scene seen in the movie "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom".


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Season 1 Anne or Beast?Best FrondsCane CrazyFlood, Sweat & TearsHop LuckStakeoutThe Domino EffectTaking ChargeAnne Theft AutoBreakout StarSprig Vs. Hop PopGirl TimeDating SeasonAnne Vs. WildContagi-AnneFamily ShrubLily Pad ThaiPlantar's Last StandToad TaxPrison BreakGrubhog DayHop Pop and LockCivil WartHop-PopularCroak & PunishmentTrip to the ArchivesSnow DayCracking Mrs. CroakerA Night at the InnWally and AnneFamily Fishing TripBizarre BazaarCursed!Fiddle Me ThisThe Big Bugball GameCombat CampChildren of the SporeAnne of the YearReunion
Season 2 Handy AnneFort in the RoadThe Ballad of Hopediah PlantarAnne HunterTruck Stop PollyA Caravan Named DesireQuarreler's PassToadcatcherSwamp and SensibilityWax MuseumMarcy at the GatesScavenger HuntThe Plantars Check InLost in NewtopiaSprig Gets SchooledLittle FrogtownHopping MallThe Sleepover to End All SleepoversA Day at the AquariumThe Shut-In!
Season 3 TBA
Teen Girl in a Frog World No SignalWhack-A-MoleScenic RouteHop PopcornCattail Catastrophe
Chibi Tiny Tales Mantis BowlingQuit Bugging MeBird AttackBucket BluesFamily PhotoQuicksand
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