Protea is a unique, distinctive plant with strong
stem and unusual flowers.
Other Names: Sugarbushes, Common Sugarbush,
Descriptions: Protea have unsually thick
stems, and spider like flower blossoms.
Size: Protea grow from just a few inches
to 25 feet tall.
Symbolism: Protea symbolizes diversity
and courage. Protea also represents strength.
Protea can also mean transformation, daring courage
Grow Details: Protea are exotic flowering
plants that are difficult to grow without the
Soil Type: Well-drained
Soil PH: PH 5.0 - 6.0
Light: Full Sun
Grow Zone: 8, 9, 10
Height: Protea grow from just a
few inches to 25 feet tall.
Flower Colors: White, Light Pink,
Dark Pink , Red, Yellow
Propagation: Propagate through seed
Blooming Period: Summer to Fall
Herbal Remedy Properties: In the past
a syrup called Bossiestroop was extracted from
Protea to treat coughs and chest ailments.
Native Area: Protea are native to southern
Africa, Australia, and South America.
Other: Protea is named for Proteus, a
Greek god capable of changing his shape at will.