A large pink protea that is comparatively easy to grow. Long reddish-pink bracts surround a furry inner cone. Grows into a large shrub, but makes a good container plant as well. As with all Proteas, it does not tolerate chemical fertilizers. Flowers in the Autumn and Winter.
(Proteaceae) Photo courtesy of Rod and Rachel Saunders.
Light: Full sun.
Water: Moderate. It is important to water in the summer when it is very dry.
Soil: Fast draining, acid, and nutrient poor. Be careful not to disturb the roots.
Fertilizer: Use a very low phosphorus (or no phosphorus), slow-release fertilizer, or a mild organic fertilizer such as fish emulsion. Like all Proteaceae, it will not tolerate phosphorus.
Hardiness: USDA Zone 9