Protea burchellii


Protea burchellii

Protea burchellii

Scientific name

This is a ground hugging protea shrub with oblong olive green leaves and cream to red coloured flowers.

Propagation by seed is recommended. Plant seeds in May. Prepare seed trays containing a well-drained fynbos mix of bark, silica sand and loam (25:50:25 mix). Seeds might only germinate the next year. Take tip cuttings from December to March using rooting hormone and well draining mix. Pot after 5 weeks.

References and further reading

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This table below shows how many plants we are trying to obtain for this species.

Site Area Quantity
Site #58 Rosebank 10
Site #62 Newlands 5
Total 15

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Important characteristics

Conservation status: Vulnerable

This species was selected because it has various important characteristics.

This is a bird-friendly species

Suitable for clay soil

It provides food for:

Southern double-collared sunbird

Protea burchellii is indigenous to: Cape Flats Sand Fynbos

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