Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Palm crazy

Rare, Angiopteris evecta tree fern.

Recommended Posts

Palm crazy

Can anyone tell me what type of growing condition Angiopteris evecta needs to be happy? Sun, shade?

How many leaves does it produce in a year? 

Can it be grown in a large pot?

 Thanks! :D

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Really full garden

Mine is planted in the garden and probably puts out 8-10 fronds per year. These turn into monsters here in the tropics. I imagine keeping one in a pot could help maintain it to a manageable size for some time. 

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Palm crazy

Thanks, Scott, I did read that in cooler climates they don't grow as big. I just hope my weather isn't to cool since they are supposed to be slow growing.  8-10 fronds per year, that's more than I thought it would grow. When I get one I will show pics. Maybe in another week. :D It's being shipped from FL totally stripped of leaves and with bare roots so will need some time to recover.  Hard for me to imagine this beautiful fern being invasive but it can be in the tropics. 

Edited by Palm crazy

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Scott Cohen

They grow fast as adults but slower when young. Do you plan on growing it outside?

 

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Palm crazy

 

1 hour ago, Scott Cohen said:

They grow fast as adults but slower when young. Do you plan on growing it outside?

 

Will be in the greenhouse for a few months until late May after that will go outside in part shade for the summer. In early November will be inside a building that stays around 50-55F all the time with just a grow light bulb. I hope it does good for me. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Palm crazy

Hey I got the fern in the mail today, actually came from HI, so it arrived early. 

There was one little root just starting so thankful to see that. Growing condition is 75F to 90F so it will most likely only grow new roots first do to lower temperature here at the moment. Super excited to see how this thing does for me. 

 

DSC_0004.jpg

DSC_0006.jpg

DSC_0008.jpg

DSC_0010.jpg

DSC_0016.jpg

  • Like 2
  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Really full garden

I think you have planted it too deep.No deeper than the lowest leaf base IMO.

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Palm crazy
34 minutes ago, scottgt said:

I think you have planted it too deep.No deeper than the lowest leaf base IMO.

Thanks for the help! Will take some of the soil off it. Suppose to get some rain tomorrow so that should help settle the soil down some also.  Thanks! :D 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
aussiearoids

Very good sized plant for mail order .. seen these growing in habitat in a few places .

On Fraser Island they were submerged in a sandy creek. 

In tropics they were everywhere .. have seen them clump up ..superb triple crown one in local BotGdn  

triple.angioptrs.2.JPG

  • Like 2
  • Upvote 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Palm crazy
14 hours ago, aussiearoids said:

Very good sized plant for mail order .. seen these growing in habitat in a few places .

On Fraser Island they were submerged in a sandy creek. 

In tropics they were everywhere .. have seen them clump up ..superb triple crown one in local BotGdn  

triple.angioptrs.2.JPG

That must be awesome to see these majestic ferns in the wild. I got the xl one for a pretty good price too. Now just need some heat, LOL! 

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
mwardlow

I have a small one that I gave up on 2 years ago but came back to life last spring. That motivated me to try a larger one last spring. It put out 2 leaves from a bare root like yours and has not defoliated down to 38 degrees this winter. Both are kept outside all winter and both get a half day of filtered sun. Hopefully they will green up and put out a couple more leaves this summer.

DSCN2351.JPG

DSCN2348.JPG

DSCN2349.JPG

  • Like 1
  • Upvote 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Palm crazy

Looking good Mwardow. 

Hopefully, mine won't take that long to grow but if it does it will be worth the wait. I plan on putting my inside a shed with very little light in winter just a 60 watt grow light. The temperature in the building is 55F day and night for 5 months hopefully that will keep it alive. I also keep my tender aloes and bromeliads in the same shed and they do ok. 

Thank you for sharing your plant photos. 

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Cape Garrett
On 5/4/2020 at 11:09 PM, greysrigging said:

Very good video.  When mine gets bigger I will try that.  Just planted it out this year.  Still have the palmiformis in a pot but need to find a good spot or just pot it up til next year.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Dr Sha

Woooooooow!!!! I did not know you could do that.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
greysrigging
greysrigging

Found a large specimen ( the owner actually has 3 growing in the ground ) at a local nursery out at Humpty Doo.
Angiopteris evecta.

 

117371783_303435400906959_7903400222017639101_n.jpg

117709779_876636679531186_118745081925674120_n.jpg

117767780_525960524841825_2658705554857523193_n.jpg

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
aussiearoids

Recently saw a pic taken by professional photographer of a massive 1 in national park near me .. base was  5' tall with a heap of fronds over 25' long.

95538733_2547389502029675_1626432766998478848_o.jpg

Edited by aussiearoids
adding image
  • Like 6
  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
aussiearoids

follow Steve on facebook   some outstanding images 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
tropicbreeze
On 8/15/2020 at 7:22 PM, greysrigging said:

Found a large specimen ( the owner actually has 3 growing in the ground ) at a local nursery out at Humpty Doo.
Angiopteris evecta.

 

Is that the one at Arnhem Nursery? They moved theirs some years ago. I wondered whether it would survive at its size, but they do flood everything when they irrigate.

11 hours ago, aussiearoids said:

Recently saw a pic taken by professional photographer of a massive 1 in national park near me .. base was  5' tall with a heap of fronds over 25' long.

 

I've seen some really big ones in Carnarvon Gorge and Mossman Gorge, but not quite that big.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
greysrigging
2 minutes ago, tropicbreeze said:

Is that the one at Arnhem Nursery? They moved theirs some years ago. I wondered whether it would survive at its size, but they do flood everything when they irrigate.

Yep, one of 3 they have. My son bought me one for my birthday  from them a few months back. Its going great atm and I'll plant it out once the 'wet' sets in.

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Keys6505

Has anyone tried this fern in a zone 9?  I'm sure it would get frozen back, but I'm curious as to whether it would grow back or if the cold would kill it outright.  Not a lot of hardiness info online.  I am just south of Houston and have a good spot for one, but want to see if I'm setting myself up for failure.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...