Revealing The Giant Fronds
The Angiopteris evecta ferns when a new fronds appears, has hair covering the whole frond in colours of a dark brown with a faint purple tinge to it.
As the new fronds matures the thick hairs slowly depletes, which leaves a only fine hair from the base to the tip of the leaves, when it’s fully grown.
The thick hair on the young fronds helps to protects, it from any diseases as well environmental conditions, which the fern has adapted for millions of year with little change to its appearance.
The Angiopteris evecta ferns may produces one or two fronds throughout the year.
When the new frond of the Angiopteris evecta ferns, it has a spiral appearance as it unravels itself.
As the new frond unravels the leaves are still small, which have their own individual spirals.
As the fronds matures the leaves with filled outward approximately from 1 to 2.5 metres across, which are only in matured adult Angiopteris evecta ferns
The theory is the survival and adaptability of the ferns to find their water source, depends on their position.
The crown is the trunk of the Angiopteris evecta ferns may take years, to developed, it may resemble a large Tree Ferns.
The Angiopteris evecta ferns crown trunk starts to take form, its depends where they are position from the water source.
Every old fronds thats die off from the ear buds on the base of the fern are left empty, which forms the crown trunk of the Angiopteris evecta ferns.
Some mature Angiopteris evecta ferns are an emerged in water, that don’t have a distinct trunk.
While others mature Angiopteris evecta ferns are further away from the water source they have a distinct trunk.