Every time I spot a bunch in the shops, at the markets or a single one on my walks, my heart beats a little more than normal. I have just discovered I have a thing for Protea flowers. I can stare at them for hours. They are simply the most beautiful things; they are so eye catching with their vibrant colours and I love how they blossom.
Oh and also because they’re predominately pink!
Fun Facts About Protea Flowers
♦ The King Protea is the national flower of South Africa.
♦ The King Protea is the only one of around 2000 species of the Protea family.
♦ Proteas are also known as sugar bushes.
♦ Proteas grow mostly in dry regions of the southern hemisphere in South Africa, as well as in Australia.
♦ The flowers are pollinated by by sunbirds, sugar birds, honeybees and beetles. The flowers are a rich source of nectar.