Cutflower Nomenclature

Scientific/Botanical Name

Genus: Protea

Specie: P. compacta

Variety/Cultivar:

English Name:

Protea

Common Name

Protea

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

Usage:

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.