Types of Proteas

Did You Know?

Proteas are native to South Africa and grow on bushes with strong, woody stems. The long flower ‘petals’ encasing the flower head are actually called bracts, not petals.


Proteas make a definite statement in an arrangement.
Purchase flowers with healthy green foliage and flowers without discolouration. Before arranging, cut 2cm off the stem using secateurs and place immediately in water. Change the water daily if possible, adding floral food. Protea’s can tolerate bright light in the home and are long lasting cut flowers.


January to June.

King Protea

King Protea

As the name suggests – the largest flowers of the Proteas. Silvery pink colour.

Pink and Red Ice Protea’s

These are a medium sized Protea with a smokey pink or red colour. Available most of the year.

Pink Mink Protea (Protea neriifolia)

large pink or creamy white flowers, distinguished by an edge of thick, black ‘hair’ on the edge of the bracts which is very soft to touch.

White Protea

A stunning white flower that is only available at certain times of the year.