Specie: P. cynaroides
Giant Protea, Honeypot, of King Sugar Bush
Name in Latin: Proteaceae
Name in English: Protea
Origin: South Africa, Australia, and South America, Name is from Greek god Proteus, deity that was able to change forms.
Growth Habit: woody shrub with thick stems , large dark green glossy leaves, usually a metre in height.
Flower: artichoke like appearance, flowers are actually composite flower heads " inflorescence" with a collection of flowers in the centre , surrounded by large colourful bracts. the colours vary from creamy white to deep crimson . The soft pale pink bracts with a silvery sheen are most prized
Blooming Period: available year round
Leaf: thick large dark green glossy leaves
Great exotic Focal Flower
Care and Handling
Lasting Quality: 2+ weeks
Amount of water: moderate
Special handling: text
National flower of South Africa