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How to grow proteas


Overview

Chris Beardshaw demonstrates how to grow acid-loving South African proteas, with tips on positioning, growing medium, feeding and watering.
Do it: spring
Takes just: half an hour



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Mr Peter 02/11/2015 at 20:16

I have got my protea_neriifolia to flower this year. I have had it for 2.5 years and am really pleased . It only has one bloom but next year maybe more. Should I cut the bloom for display or leave it on the plant ?

I had a different variety for 6 years with out a sign of a bloom :-(.

pansyface 02/11/2015 at 21:30

I'm afraid that Proteas are as rare as hens' teeth here in Derbyshire. I've never even seen one in a vase of cut flowers.

But here's someone who seems to know about them. Shame about his borehole.

http://kumbulanursery.co.za/plants/protea-neriifolia

 

Mr Peter 02/11/2015 at 22:19

I have got my protea_neriifolia to flower this year. I have had it for 2.5 years and am really pleased . It only has one bloom but next year maybe more. Should I cut the bloom for display or leave it on the plant ?

I had a different variety for 6 years with out a sign of a bloom :-(.

pansyface 02/11/2015 at 22:48

Quite.