Protea Plant Care

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Protea flowers have a long vase life, a characteristic that makes them a popular choice for floral arrangements. Once the plant is established in your garden, you may enjoy the flowers for years. Considerations Protea, which grows best in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 8 through 10, needs full sun exposure. Once it…


How to Grow Protea As a Cut Flower

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Protea (Protea cynaroides) are flowering shrub-like plants widely distrubuted among the southern regions of Africa as well as Australia and New Zealand. The native range of Protea experiences wildfires that benefit the protea by returning the nutrients the protea has removed from the ground back to the soil. Protea regenerates from healthy buds located just…


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