King Protea

Protea cynaroides

  • King Protea
  • King Protea
  • King Protea
  • King Protea
  • King Protea
  • King Protea
  • Flower name
    King Protea
  • Scientific name
    Protea cynaroides
  • AliasKing Protea, プロテア・キナロイデス, キング・プロテア, ジャイアント プロテア
  • Place of originSouth Africa
  • Place of floweringCut flowers, flower arrangement, Greenhouse, Subtropical region
  • Flowering seasonApril, May, June, October, November, December
  • Language of flowersRegal

What is King Protea

King Protea (Scientific name: Protea cynaroides) is native to South Africa and is an evergreen shrub of the family Proteaceae. It is regarded as a representative breed of Protea praised as a king of flowers, and it is also a national flower of the Republic of South Africa. Those that look like pink, red, white petals are total bracts, small flowers gather and bloom inside of them. In the field, the bird called Sugar-bird (scientific name Promerops) is an avian flower carrying pollen. Because it is a tropical plant, it is used abundantly as a flower arrangement material for hotels and restaurants in Hawaii etc. In Japan it is expensive and unusual flowers.

Common name: King protea, Scientific name: Protea cynaroides, also known as King protea, Protea cynaroides, Place of origin: South Africa, Living type: Evergreen shrub, Tree height: 1-2 m, leafy: thick with cortical, leaf shape: egg shape, leaf order: alternate, flower color (total bracts color) : Peach, red, white, inflorescence form: head flower arrangement, inflorescence diameter: 20 to 30 cm, number of sepals (total number of bracts): 10 rows, flowering period: anniversary (locality).


  • Eye
    Proteales
  • Family
    Proteaceae
  • Genus
    Protea
  • Species
    P. cynaroides
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Monopetal inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Head flower
  • Leaf type
    ovoid
  • Edge of the leaf
    All edges
  • Life typeEvergreen shrub
  • Flower colorsPink
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height100.0 ~ 200.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower20.0 ~ 30.0 cm

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