The king protea is a distinctive member of the proteaceae family with the largest flower head in the genus. Also known as the giant protea, honeypot or sugar bush, it is the national and native flower of South Africa. It is prized for its artichoke-like blooms and grow up to 30cm in diameter, and can be found in a creamy white to pale pink or red. The king protea stem has multiple dormant buds and this allows the flower to survive forest fires that often occur in its natural habitat. When the fire burns out, the dormant buds bloom again, ensuring its continuity.
It has a vase life of up to 10 days with the basic care of changing out fresh water daily. Remove leaves when they turn black so that energy can be directed to keeping the flower blooming for longer.
To dry, just remove the stalk from water, keep it away from direct sunlight and let nature take its course.
Single variety flowers come wrapped in brown paper with a water bag. This ensures sufficient hydration for the flowers so that they remain fresh between the time it is put together and when the recipient receives it.
Here are the number of stalks you will find in each size:
Standard — 3 stalks
Large — 5 stalks
The king protea is a medium-stemmed variety, ideal for dining tables.
These flowers are available for free next-day delivery. Place your order by 12pm the day before to have your bouquet ready for collection or delivery the next day.
Self-collection is currently unavailable.