Leucospermum Flowers

Leucospermum Flowers

Leucospermum Flower Facts

Name:

Pincushion protea, as is commonly known..

Description:

Leucospermum are very strange looking flowers‚ almost like plastic pan scrubbers

Origin:

South Africa

Color:

Shades of orange.

Availability:

This Flowers are Availble in All Seasons

Botanical Name:

Leucospermum

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  • Leucospermum is a flowering plant with 50 species of genus in the family of Proteaceae which is a native of South Africa and its neighbor Zimbabwe.
  • They are usually seen occupying various landscapes of scrub, forest and mountains.
  • Nurseries across the world grow this flower and use it as cut flower.
  • It is also said that this flower is related to its Australian counterpart genus Banksia in both appearance and evolution.
  • The word “Leucospermum” is derived from the Greek words of leukos which equalss white and sperma which indicates seed.
  • In fact the seeds are black but coated with white thickset of skin and attributed with Praecox for early flowering.
  • Generally this flowering plant is vulnerable to ground environment as they are prone to various diseases.
  • Prevention of such occurrence can be including receiving direct sun light, drained soil conditions, good air circulation and fast water drying condition.
  • Hybrids usually release first flowers after three years of sowing