PROTEA COLOUR, MEANING & GIFTING OCCASION
White Protea Meaning
When To Gift White Protea
Pink Protea Meaning
- First love
- Motherly love
Yellow Protea Meaning
Green Protea Meaning
- Good luck
Orange Protea Meaning
- Love for life
When To Gift Orange Protea
- International Friendship Day
Purple Protea Meaning
IMPORTANT GIFTING NOTES FOR PROTEA
Protea For Gifting: Do's
- As the symbolism of diversity, resilience, and an emblem of longevity, the Protea flower is best sent to your nearest and dearest.
Protea For Gifting: Don'ts
- A Protea’s flower, leaves, and seeds are poisonous and can harm humans, dogs, and cats when chewed.
- All parts of the plant can cause skin irritation if handled too much. Keep bulbs away from children!
PROTEA FLOWER CARE 101
Basic Care Steps For Cut Protea
- Once they’ve arrived, trim 1 to 2 inches off their stems with a sharp, clean clipper. Make sure to remove any lower leaves so they don’t hang in water.
- Clean your vase before filling it with water, and add in flower food as needed.
- Need more tips? Read our Flower Care Guide!
Additional Pro-Tips for Protea Flower Care
- To prevent the blooms from spotting, and blackening, it’s best to keep Proteas in a well-lit area.
- Protea flowers are top-heavy, and have a thick and woody stem. Handle carefully when unwrapping and re-arranging, more fragile flowers can be crushed!
PROTEA: A HISTORY
Proteus’ name also comes from the Greek word “Protos”, meaning “first”’. In a way, it applies to the Protea too — based on fossil findings, scientists have established that Proteas first appeared, nearly 300 million years ago, making them one of the oldest flowering plants on the planet!
- Big flower head
- Flattened, paddle-shaped leaves
- Comes in a variety of colours
- Rounded flower head
- Dark-green leaves
- Pink and white
- Compact flower head
- Spindly leaves
- Comes in a variety of warm colours