Proteas

Lloyd Gordon

Parasitic Plant Aficionado
Staff member
I've thought about it. You would likely need a very sunny room with good ventilation and a generous size pot with good drainage. Silverhill seeds would be a good choice. Try it. Probably a challenge without a big greenhouse.
Evidently acidic/low nutrient soil.
Might be hard to avoid root rot.
 
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plantant

Seedling
I heard that king proteas is slightly cold Hardy to zone 8 and can be planted outside, same for compacta. I would probably first try seurria blushing bride as they can be treated as annuals.


Thank you.
 
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plantant

Seedling
If any could share experience with any proteacae that would be great. I'm starting to think that getting a protea would be a bad idea.
 

plantant

Seedling
I mean it's worth a shot. I just kinda am unsure because I don't want to just kill a bunch of Babies
with inexperience.

I'm starting with cypripedium parviflorum though.
 

Lloyd Gordon

Parasitic Plant Aficionado
Staff member
I have bought so many seeds that never germinated and had so many plants peter out after a year or less after germinating. It's just part of trying to grow weird/rare/difficult plants. Sometimes I've succeeded after a few years of trying. If you're interested, go for it. Nothing's cheaper than buying seeds.
 
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