Common questions about growing beautiful proteas

Will Proteas grow in alkaline soil ?

Good drainage is probably more important than your soil’s pH. We have found that most members of the Protea family will tolerate some alkalinity.

When do Proteas flower ?

If you plant a variety of the Protea family you can have flowers and colour virtually all year round.

How often should I water my plants ?

Proteas, just like most Australian natives, prefer a good drink once a week during dry periods and warmer months, rather than little and often.

When should I prune my Leucadendrons ?

Stems can be cut for the vase in Autumn, Winter and Spring. It is important to prune your Leucadendron in Spring to maintain a compact shape.

Will they grow in part-shade ?

Almost all of our plants will tolerate some shade, but red Leucadendrons will be much ‘brighter’ and ‘redder’ in full sun.

Will they grow in clay soil ?

Yes, but as they don’t like ‘wet feet’ choose a sloping position or a raised bed to improve drainage.

Will they grow in pots ?

They grow very well in pots. This is a good option for people with small gardens or heavy soil with poor drainage. Use both potting mix and fertiliser for natives.

What type of plants are you looking for?

Protea Leucadendron Leucospermum Adenanthos Aulax Mimetes Hedging Screening Lime Tolerant Low Growing Part Shade Grows in Pots Red Yellow White/Cream Pink