Cutflower Nomenclature

Scientific/Botanical Name

Genus: Protea

Specie: P. compacta


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Botanical Family

Name in Latin: Proteaceae

Name in English: Protea

The Plant

Origin: Natural habitat is a narrow region of the south western Cape Province. Best known protea in the flower industry.

Growth Habit: Erect slender bush. Lives an average of 10 years,

Flower:blooms are striking pink colour, outer involucral bracts tend to fade towards the base

Blooming Period: available year round,

Leaf: leaves curve upward. Distinct soft and pilose yet become leathery as the stem ages


Excellent flower for exotic arrangements, wonderful texture and show. Good focal flower.

Care and Handling

Lasting Quality: 2-3 weeks

Amount of water: moderate

Nutrition: preservative and food

Special handling: text

Special feature/remarks:

Named after the Greek sea God, Proteus. who had the power of prophecy.