Where is the Protea flower found?
People also ask, which province is the Protea found?
Found exclusively in the Cape Floristic Region, the king protea belongs to the Protea genus, which is in turn part of the Proteaceae family - a group that includes around 1,350 different species.
Secondly, where does the name Proteas come from? The name “protea” was inspired by Greek mythology Proteas are named after Proteus, son of Poseidon and shape-shifter, highlighting the variety of plants found within the large proteaceae family.
Hereof, where does the protea plant grow?
Native to South Africa and Australia, they require heat, sun and extremely well-drained soil. If you'd like a little bit of a challenge, though, protea flowers are beautiful and very unique. They are also perfect for that rocky, hard-to-use part of your garden.
What does a Protea flower look like?
In Protea species, they are often surrounded at the base by stiff, colorful, petal-like leaves or bracts, which often form a cup shape, with mass of one- to two-inch, white stamens in the center. Protea flowers are showy, long lasting, and are typically shades of pink, red, white, cream, and yellow.