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Angiopterix evecta (King Fern)

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Scientific name: Angiopterix evecta
Common name: Mule’s foot fern, giant or king fern, elephant fern, oriental vessel fern, Madagascar tree fern
Natural habitat: south-east Asia and Oceania
Soil: compost-enriched, moist, and slightly acidic, well-draining
Light: partial shade to bright light, but not strong direct sun
Watering: do not let dry out between waterings
Hardiness: not lower than 16°C (60°F)
Height: up to 26 ft (8m)

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Angiopteris evecta is a giant fern from the dinosaurs’ era. It can grow huge with each frond up to 26 ft (8m). The caudex or “the foot” of the plant looks like a dinosaur’s foot and it gets bigger with every leaf.

Still, Angiopteris evecta is an easy fern, it doesn’t need the high humidity that other ferns need. However, be patient with this fern. They start slow. It can take up to 6 months before they start growing. Give it heat from below and cover the pot with plastic or glass. Once it starts growing, then just treat it like any normal houseplant.

We ship them without the soil, treated and packed according to phytosanitary requirements.

Planting Steps when growing in garden (in tropical areas)

  1. Selecting the Location: Choose a garden spot with half shade or filtered sun and wind protection. Enrich the soil with a quality soil improver and plant fertiliser.
  2. Planting: Dig a hole twice as wide and as deep as the root-ball. Gently loosen the plant’s roots before placing it in the hole. Backfill and firm the soil around the plant.
  3. Watering: Water the plant thoroughly after planting and maintain soil moisture for several weeks.
  4. Mulching: Apply an organic mulch around the plant, avoiding direct contact with the trunk.
  5. Feeding: Lightly fertilize in autumn and spring to promote strong root development.

Additional Growing Tips

  • Water Requirements: King Ferns need abundant water to thrive.
  • Space Consideration: Ensure ample space as fronds can reach up to 8 meters (26 feet) and the trunk up to 3 meters (10 feet) in height.

This fern, with its prehistoric charm, is a true spectacle in any garden. Its care involves regular watering, protection from harsh elements, and nutrient-rich soil. The King Fern, or Angiopteris evecta, is not just a plant but a statement piece for your garden, offering a glimpse into the lushness of rainforests.

Terms & Conditions

The shipping cost depends on the total weight of your order, destination and the shipping option of your choice. We have 3 options you might see on checkout where available and applicable:
  1. ePackage: Thai Royal Mail + your national postal service. Available for orders under 4.4lbs (2kg). Normally it takes 10-14 days;
  2. EMS: Expedited shipping. It takes also 10-14 days;
  3. Dragon Courier: Covered with our Live Arrival Guarantee. Dragon Courier ships out of Thailand and do the custom clearing, which makes it passing quicker through the customs. Then they hand it over to DHL or UPS for domestic delivery. The package is always stored in the room temperatures even winter time. Shipments take 5-6 working days for Europe and Canada, and 5-8 days for the USA.
All options got the tracking info, when shipped. It takes about 7-14 days to assemble the order from partners' nurseries and prepare for shipping.
Every shipment we send by Dragon Courier comes with our 100% Live Arrival Guarantee (subject to conditions below). This means that, if your plants arrive dead or too damaged to survive, as a result of any issue that is out of your control, we will offer store credit in the amount of the loss up to the price you paid for the product(s) in issue.Conditions to be met to apply our Live Arrival Guarantee:
  1. Correct address and contact details of recipient - We should have been provided with correct address and contact details including cell number and email. The shipment must be sent to the correct delivery address, and not forwarded to another address. P.O.Box is not acceptable as the shipping address.
  2. First delivery attempt - The shipment must be received on the first delivery attempt, or be picked up the day of the first delivery attempt. If you miss the delivery and the package is delayed a day or more because of it, we will not accept responsibility for any losses. It is your responsibility to check the tracking number for delivery, even if courier does not leave a "pink slip" notifying you they tried to deliver the package.
  3. Clear photo provided within 24 hours – You need to send us a clear picture or video of the full plant in issue with its name, explaining what’s going on within 24 hours upon receipt.
  4. Package was shipped by Dragon Courier – In case you choose postal E-package, eCommerce Express or EMS, you accept the risk and no compensation will be issued.
If ALL conditions of our guarantee are met, you will get a store credit to use on your next order. Any paid shipping costs or costs for phytosanitary certificates are NOT refundable.We do not accept any returns.
All plants are shipped from Thailand. Our extensive selection is a result of unique cooperation project with many growers and nurseries all over Thailand. Once a week our employees are taking a road trip across the country to the partner nurseries to assemble the orders.
We are currently shipping to: Andorra, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Brunei, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Laos, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Macao, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal (except Azores, Madeira and The Savage Islands), Qatar, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain (except The Canary Islands), Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates (UAE), United Kingdom (UK), USA (mainland states, HI, AK, US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico), Vietnam.
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You will get the tracking info once the order is shipped.
Phyto Sanitary Certificate Your country's customs will require phytosanitary certificate attached to the order. It is issued by Thai authorities upon inspecting the plants. It will be added to your total on checkout at 19.50USD. We provide it for free for orders with subtotal over 100USD. Do not confuse it with the importer permit described below.
Importer Permit USA There is a limit of 12 plants you can import without having importer permit issued to you by USDA. If your order is more than 12 plants, please email us your importer permit after ordering. If you don't have one you can get it here. On the top of that page you will see a drop-down named “Ready to Apply?” and “Select an option”. Select there option “PPQ-587” and proceed with the application. It is easy and free online procedure. You don't need the importer permit for orders up to 12 plants.
 Other countries For other shipped countries no importer permit is needed for any amount of plants.
Our standard treatment for shipping is:
  • Disinfect the plant 2 days before shipping;
  • Remove soil on day of shipment;
  • Clean roots with water until ALL soil is removed;
  • Spray 0.03% imidacloprid over plants and dry 30 min;
  • OR dip roots for 3 minutes in fungicide and Confidor solution (get sucked up by the plant);
  • After that we place all in drying room for 45 min;
  • Then we add sterile sphagnum to the roots and wrap this in plastic bag;
  • We wrap roots in plastic bag and wrap plant in special designed, clean paper for export, and pack;
  • We use new, never used card board boxes, that are tested and approved by ALL Global airfreight standards and ISO requirements.
We offer 5, 10 and 100+ wholesale tiers for most Hoya rooted cuttings. Here is the current list of eligable plants. The prices are automatically adjusted when you add 5 pcs or more of the same plant.
Customers have right to cancel their orders up to at least 24 hours after the order is made or until we started assembling the order. An administrative fee of 10USD is to be hold in case of cancellation, plus the transaction fee taken by the payment processor (Stripe), which is currently from 2% to 3.5% of the order's total.

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Specification: Angiopterix evecta (King Fern)

Caudex size

2⅓", 0.1-0.2lbs (6cm, 50-99gr), 3 (5/32)", 0.22-0.44lbs (8cm, 100-199gr), 3 (35/64)", 0.44-0.88lbs (9cm, 200-399gr), 4", 0.88-1.32lbs (10cm, 400-599gr), 4 (3/4)", 1.32-1.76lbs (12cm, 600-799gr), 6", 1.76-2.2lbs (15cm, 800-999gr), 7", 2.2-4.4lbs (18cm, 1-2kg), 8", 4.4-6.6lbs (20cm, 2-3kg), 10", 6.6-11lbs (25cm, 3-5kg), 12", 11-15.4lbs (30cm, 5-7kg), 14", 15.4-20lbs (35cm, 7-9kg), 16", 20-33lbs (40cm, 9-15kg), 18", 33-44lbs (45cm, 15-20kg)

Weight2 lbs

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