PROTEA Protea cynaroides 'Little Prince'

Compact habit with pink outsides to the flower bracts and white insides
Further Reading....
  • Shades of pink
    All shades of pink through to Carmine (red)
    Deep pink/red
  • Height
    1m (39in)
  • Spread
    1m (39in)
  • 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

PROTEA Protea cynaroides 'Little Prince'

 

 

  • Additional Features
    Exotic plants
    Good to know
    Makes a good container subject
    Pests & Diseases
    Chlorosis (magnesium deficiency). Failure to thrive due to overly rich medium
    Place of origin
    South Africa (Western Cape). Developed in Australia
    Resistant to honey fungus
    These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Patio / pot plants
    Rockery (inc alpine)
  • Hardiness
    Half hardy (down to 0)
  • Leaf margin
    Entire
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Elliptic
    (see photos above)
    Orbicular
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

  • Seasonal Interest
    Spring
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Neutral to acid soil
    Well drained, dry, poor to moderately fertile soil
    Poor soil
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