Information about plants & gardens for Brisbane & Qld



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. 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.

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