Specie: L. argenteum
silver tree protea
Name in Latin: Proteaceae
Name in English: Protea
Origin: endangered species endemic to a small area of the Cape peninsula , in and around the city of Cape Town.
Growth Habit: evergreen growing 5-7 meters tall. Dioecious.
Flower: wind pollinated flowers produced in dense globose inflorescences 4-5 cm diameter, pleasant smell,
Blooming Period: variable
Leaf: shiny silver, lanceolate, 8-15 cm long and 2 cm broad. distinct silvery sheen produced by dense velvety hairs.
Extremely versatile as full stem of decorative design with individual leaf.
Care and Handling
Lasting Quality: long lasting, dries well
Amount of water: moderated to stay hydrated but good out of water for extended periods.
Special handling: rough and tough
threatened natural habitant , lost a large proportion of its natural range due to urban development and invasive trees (pine, and gums). Also has a very short life span, 20 years ( conservation fires rejuvenate populations releasing canopy seed bank and germination of the soil seed bank.