around ten to sixteen days
Also question is, where does Protea grow?
Protea cynaroides, the king protea, is a flowering plant. It is a distinctive member of Protea, having the largest flower head in the genus. The species is also known as giant protea, honeypot or king sugar bush. It is widely distributed in the southwestern and southern parts of South Africa in the fynbos region.
Why is the Protea important to South Africa?
Table Mountain forms part of the Cape Floristic Kingdom. The king protea has been South Africa's national flower since 1976. The protea was chosen as it symbolises SA's beauty and, according to www.info.gov.za, the protea represents the “flowering of our potential as a nation in pursuit of the African Renaissance”.
Is the Protea indigenous to South Africa?
Proteas, indigenous plants of South Africa. The South African Floristic region is one of the world's 6 recognised floristic regions. The most well-known and spectacular plant of our local flora is the Protea, commonly known as Sugarbush or Suikerbos. 92% of Protea species only occur in the Cape Floristic region.
Is the Protea flower poisonous?
The flowers, seeds and nectar are very poisonous. All parts of the plant can cause irritation and pain in the mouth when chewed. The sap and bulb are especially toxic to children.