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