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Protea grandiceps

For sale by Desert to Jungle

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This species is from the higher mountains of the South African Cape. The leaves are large and leathery with a distinct red margin. Produces large peach-pink flowers with a white beard. Requires a free draining soil and a sunny position. Wind tolerant and able to withstand quite hard frost.

Pot SizeTotal Price
0.45 litres
£10.50

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Plant Finder: about Protea grandiceps

Description

Protea grandiceps. A slow growing species with deep orange pink flowers and dull greyish green oval leaves.

Cultivation

They need an open, sunny position with light acidic, well-drained soil. You need to prune after flowering to maintain shape and to promote new growth.

Interest and use

Grown for their colourful bracted flower heads.

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Protea grandiceps | Taunton, Somerset, TA3 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018
  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilLight, Poor quality
  • WaterSemi-moist

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