Proteas

and Leucadendron, Leucospermum, Serruria

Family: Proteaceae


This group of plants from southern Africa is, in general, not well suited to the humid parts of Qld. They belong to the Proteaceae family. Many of their Proteaceaeus relatives from Western Australia pose similar problems for East coast gardeners.

In spite of the difficulty, some people will undoubtedly like to try growing these plants. This page has been created as a place to collect information that might be useful to Qld residents wanting to try proteas and related plants in this state.

As a new page, there is little information here at present. More information to come in future updates.

Some factors that might affect performance:
   - Regional climate
   - Drainage and aspect
   - Species and cultivar

Further experimentation, plus advances in breeding and grafting of new varieties, may improve the chances of growing proteas and relatives in Qld.

More Online Information


The following are for general information, research and ideas - some species or cultivars referred to in links may be unavailable in Australia or unsuitable for Queensland conditions
Growing proteas Royal BotanicGardens Sydney
PlantZAfrica.com Check the "Plants of SA" menu for information on several Protea, Leucadendron, Leucospermum and Serruria. South African National Biodiversity Institute
Leucadendron argenteum Manie Van Der Schijf Botanical Garden, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Nectar of the proteaceae Reproduced from Veld & Flora, Botanical Society of South Africa, at the PlantZAfrica website
Plight of Protea pruinosa Reproduced from Veld & Flora, Botanical Society of South Africa, at the PlantZAfrica website
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