- Flower nameProtea neriifoli
- Scientific nameProtea neriifoli
- AliasProtea neriifoli, クイーンプロテア, Queen Protea
- Place of originSouth Africa
- Place of floweringCut flowers, flower arrangement, Greenhouse, Botanical Gardens, Potted flower
- Flowering seasonApril, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
- Language of flowersRegal
What is Protea neriifoli
Protea neriifolia (scientific name: Protea neriifoli) is an evergreen shrub of the genus Protea in the family Proteaceae. Together with Protea magnifica, it is called Queen Protea, as opposed to King Protea (scientific name: Protea cynaroides). It is one of the original species of Protea. The leaves are oval in shape, similar to oleander (Nerium, scientific name:Nerium oleander) leaves. Even at the peak of flowering, the bracts do not fully open and the flower diameter is only about 8 cm. The bracts are pale red or milky white with feathery black pubescence at the tips.
Common name: Protea neriifoli, Scientific name: Protea neriifoli, also known as mink protea, oleander-leaved protea, Queen protea, Place of origin: South Africa, Living type: Evergreen shrub, Tree height: 1-2 m, Leaf texture: cortical and thick, leaf shape: oblong-ovate, inflorescence: alternate, flower color (bract color): peach/white, inflorescence: unisexual, inflorescence shape: calyx, inflorescence diameter: 8 cm, inflorescence length: 10 cm, Flowering season: Yearly in local areas, April-December in Japan except in summer; Uses: Flower arrangement, flower arrangement, garden plants.