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PROTEA Protea cynaroides

Commonly known as Giant protea, King protea

Large bracts in shades of pale to darker pink
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Large £45.00 each

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plant size comparison icon 3 - 5 Litre
  • Evergreen - rounded leaves 8-14cm (3½-5in) long, on stalks 4-18cm (1½-7in) long.
  • Shades of pink - All shades of pink through to Carmine (red) - deep pink red
  • Height - 1-2m (3-6½ft)
  • Spread - 1-2m (3-6½ft)
  • Medium shrub - Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height - strong-stemmed, sparsely-branched shrub, spreading with age. Produces goblet- or bowl-shaped flowerheads 12-30cm (5-12in) across
  • Tender - cool or frost free greenhouse - Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen. Except in frost-free inner-city areas or coastal extremities requires glasshouse conditions. Plant can withstand temperatures down to 1°C (34°F) - under glass use 1 part loam with added charcoal and 3 parts grit and peat in full light
  • Full sun
  • Additional Features - Good to know - floral emblem of South Africa. May need restrictive pruning under glass.
  • Pests & Diseases - chlorosis (magnesium deficiency). Failure to thrive due to overly rich medium
  • Place of origin - South Africa (Western Cape, Eastern Cape).
  • Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Hardiness - Half hardy (down to 0)
  • Soil Conditions - Neutral to acid soil - poor, well-drained
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1-2m (3-6½ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  1-2m (3-6½ft)
 

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