How your plants begin

Here at Proteaflora we are very proud of the high quality plants we produce! It’s a process which we have refined over 40 years to ensure your plants thrive when they are planted in your garden. It’s a process that attracts a lot of interest, and so we have followed one of our most popular varieties, Leucadendron ‘Harvest’, on the journey it takes from the nursery to the garden.

Let’s start at the beginning…

All our plants come from our Motherstock crop. The Motherstock plants are grown in a carefully controlled environment where plants are grown specifically to produce cutting material. By using material from clean, healthy plants we are able to ensure that all our plants get off to the best start possible.

It’s time to propagate…

When cuttings are taken they are done to a precise specification and then planted into jiffy pots and placed in igloos. The igloos have controlled environments and create a wonderful place for our new plants to start their life! Cuttings remain in the igloos for around 6 weeks and are then moved outside for a period when roots have developed. This allows them time to acclimatise before they are potted up.

Moving up in the world…

The young plants are potted into a specially designed 140mm pot when they are around 9 months old and placed into our outdoor growing area. Over the next 10 - 12 months each plant is pruned a number of times and continue to be cared for until the plants mature

Finding a new home…

Once the plants have matured and are looking their best, they are sold to retail nurseries all around Australia (find your closest retailer here).

Growing old together… 

By the time you plant your Harvest, it is around 18 months old. This means it is a strong plant with well-developed roots and is ready to thrive in your garden. By following some simple care tips found here or inside your pot wrap, your Harvest will provide you with many years of enjoyment!

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fiona commented on 04-Jan-2018 02:10 PM
Hi The information you provide is fantastic. I am considering seriously growing proteas on a commercial basis in central vic, knowing the area is ideal for growing however I need to reasearch the level of demand in the market. I would be starting from scratch & would appreciate any direction in this regard. Cheers foona Proteaflora: Hi There, please email through to we will be happy to assist.
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Karen scott commented on 23-Jan-2018 04:39 PM
Will be moving to tassie at the end of the year and I desperately want to grow some proteas , they are beautiful
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Maria commented on 01-Apr-2018 02:19 PM
My protea is about 3 years, it appears very healthy and is about 1.1 high, but still no flowers, when should it flower and is there anything I need to do. I have not pruned it as it hadn’t flowered Thank you Maria Proteaflora: Hi Maria, could be a number of reasons including not getting full sun which protea need and possibly not enough water whilst establishing. if you can provide both of these variable things should improve. pruning also could assist. Good Luck!
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