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Heart Leaved Protea
SKU Code: B 24
Characteristics: Shrub 1 m spread 1 m
Seeds per packet: 5
The foliage and growth habit of this low-growing protea is unique. From a small woody base at ground level grow several thin unbranched erect stems covered with conspicuous elegant heart-shaped leaves which are red when young. Cryptic small brown flower heads cluster at the base of the stems.
Prefers a rich sandy well-drained soil in an open sunny position, drought resistant but frost tender.
The best time to sow is usually autumn or spring when the temperature range is between 16-22°C and there is 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 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 available by clicking here.
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