There are two flowers commonly referred to as “pincushions” — one belonging to the scabiosa family and the other, featured here, is of the proteaceae family and known as the leucospermum genus. Found commonly in South Africa and Australia, the protea plant likes good air circulation, full exposure to sunlight, and ample drainage. It is a perennial plant that can also be grown indoors but has a relatively short life-span as a plant. As a cut-stalk, the pincushion is quite hardy and is a textural addition to bouquets and centrepieces.
Pincushions are hardy and require minimal attention. With basic care of a fresh change of water and trimming of stems daily, they can last up till 7 days. 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 — 10 stalks
Large — 15 stalks
The pincushion protea is a short-stemmed variety, ideal for coffee tables or side 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.
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 $15 per delivery location. Same-day delivery orders must be placed by 12noon on the day of delivery.
Self-collection is currently unavailable.