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Sliver Outeniqua Conebush or Gnidialeaf Protea
SKU Code: E 181
Characteristics: Evergreen shrub 2 to 2.5 m
Seed per packet: 5
Sold by seed count
A fast-growing shrub 2.5 metre in height that adapts well to garden situations, leaves have a silvery sheen, and the bracts form yellow to silver stars flowers at the tips of branches.
Indigenous to the Outeniqua and Tsitsikamma Mountains of South Africa.
Prefers well-drained soil in a sunny position. Drought and frost tolerant.
Leucadendrons are dioecious, separate male and female plants. Both the male and female flowers occur in dense heads at the branch tips with the male flowers the most attractive, only the female flower will produce cones and seed.
The best time to sow is usually autumn or spring when the temperature range is between 16-22°C and there is a difference of day and night temperatures of around 12°C.
If your summer is hot and dry and your winter is moderate and wet the best time to sow is in autumn.
In colder climates with less harsh summers, it is usually better to sow in spring.
Pre-treatment of smoke is recommended:
Members of the Proteaceae are responsive to pre-treatment of smoke. Although germination will often occur without smoke treatment it has proved to be beneficial in reducing the number of days to germination and increasing germination rates in many species of the Proteaceae family
Smoke treatments are simple and can be undertaken either by soaking the seed overnight or by applying to the surface after sowing, both provide good results. Smoke treatments are available by clicking here.
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