Protea

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Protea Flowers

Protea: A Symbol of Diversified Beauty

Protea flowers are believed to symbolise diversity, courage and distinct beauty. Its charm speaks for the flowers’ uniqueness which makes it stand out among others. Their bold-looking allure sends a message of encouragement, power, and strength. They come in an extensive variety of sizes and shapes. Proteas usually bloom in the colours of red, white, cream, red, and yellow. Some of its kinds are Protea eximia, Protea nitida, Queen protea, and more. The largest protea species called King Protea, are abundant in the province of Western Cape in South Africa where it was recognized as their national flower. Proteas are also known as sugar bushes because of its huge amount of produced nectar. During the 1800s, the nectar acquired from Proteas are used for medical purposes specifically for cough. 

Meaning Behind The Flower Protea

Proteas, which belongs to the Proteaceae family, come a long way back and are considered as one of the oldest flowering plants in the world. The flowers are said to derive its name from the Greek legend about the son of Poseidon, Proteus. With Proteus’ ability to shapeshift and change in forms, it is believed that Proteas are named after him because of its diversity in types and appearances. Proteas are considered a flower always used in various arrangements because of its long vase life, which also makes them among the best of its kind as dried flowers. They are ideal as flowers for home decoration, or as a gift to your friends, family, or loved ones. Proteas are also the perfect flower choice for any of your tropical events due to its unique texture and shades. Get your Protea blooms from Lush Flower Co. 

Season of Proteas 

During late winter, spring and early summer which is by the months of August to November, Proteas bloom and exhibit their colour-infused display. On the other hand, the King Protea of South Africa is seasoned during June to October which are winter and spring. To grow protea flowers, a well-draining soil is of importance which is why planting it on slopes or elevated mounds can be an advantage as the water will easily runoff. In any type of soil that you plant them in as long as it dries water well, proteas will be able to survive. Additionally, Proteas are popularly known as the type of flower that can thrive in soils with few nutrients in it. But still, it depends on the type of proteas you desire to grow as others have different requirements from another. For example, there are proteas that need to be planted from seed without a controlled environment, or one where wildfire smoke is essential, and more that will not grow with a specific climate and type of soil you put them in. With its diversity in types, you can grow proteas in any time of the year but most of them are best planted during autumn or spring.