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.
We offer a few ways you can choose to receive single variety flowers:
(1) Market Bundle
No frills, just flowers. If you are purchasing flowers for your home or putting together your own arrangement, we recommend this minimally-packaged option. You will receive the flowers already conditioned and ready to be placed directly into a vase. However, market-bundled flowers will not come with a water bag so select this option only if you have an available source of water at your location.
(2) Bouquet Wrapped
Bouquets 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. Single variety bouquets make for an impressive gift, and is perfect for showcasing the unique beauty of the variety chosen. Pick this option if you are gifting the bouquet to a special someone.
(3) In a Glass Vase
The most hassle-free option, all you need to do is find an empty spot to display your flowers. Great as a housewarming gift, or for someone starting on their floral journey so that they can reuse the vase for other arrangements.
Here are the number of stalks you will find in each size:
Small — 1 stalk
Standard — 3 stalks
Large — 5 stalks
The king protea is a medium-stemmed variety, ideal for dining tables.
These flowers are available for next-day delivery at a fee of $12 per delivery address. Place your order by 4pm the day before to have your bouquet ready for collection or delivery the next day.
A same-day delivery service is also available, if you require flowers at short notice. All same-day delivery orders will be dispatched from our studio by 4pm for arrival by 7pm; delivery charges are at $25 per delivery location. Same-day delivery orders must be placed by 12noon on the day of delivery.
Self-collection is available at any of the following locations at the times stated below. Do note that self-collection is not available for same-day orders.
Wonderland Botanicals Studio
Tan Boon Liat Building
315 Outram Road, #08-06 Singapore 169074
Daily, 10am to 6pm
Plain Vanilla Tiong Bahru
1D Yong Siak Street, Singapore 168641
Daily, 10am to 6pm
Plain Vanilla ION Orchard
B1-06 within IN GOOD COMPANY Concept Store
2 Orchard Turn, Singapore 238801
Daily, 12pm to 7pm
Plain Vanilla Telok Ayer
134 Telok Ayer Street, Singapore 068600
Daily, 10am to 5pm
Subscribe to a repeated order of these flowers to receive it at a frequency of your choosing! Simply check the box labelled “I would like a repeated delivery of this arrangement” and select the number of deliveries you would like.
Your first subscription order will be delivered to you on the date you have selected at the time of Check Out. Your subsequent subscription orders will be delivered to you on the next occurring day of the week you have selected, in the frequency selected. For example, if you opted to have your orders delivered to you weekly on Monday, we will deliver your second subscription order to you on the next occurring Monday that is at least a week after your first delivery date. Thereafter, the third and subsequent deliveries will be completed weekly every Monday.
Do note that all subscription orders (Bundle of the Day, bouquets and single variety flowers) will only be eligible for Standard Delivery.