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PROTEA 'TANGO" Orange Pincushion (Leucospermum)

Discussion in 'Tropical Gardening' started by Victoria, Jan 27, 2024.

  1. Victoria

    Victoria Lover of Exotic Flora

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    I am delighted to see my small rooting of Protea bought last May from Madeira Exotics has its first bloom developing ...
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      pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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      Mine is spending winter in and out of the garage, I have some buds and I dont want to lose them, lost a lot due to frost last year.
       
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        Very nice Victoria look forward to when it flowers. I killed mine I think with the soil mixture I used .
         
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        • Victoria

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          I lost my first one too the year before. Mine is planted in bog stand cheap compost, like all my other plants.
           
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            pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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            If you dont want to faff around too much just water it with cold tea a few times.:smile:
            Especially if it starts to look a bit yellow.
             
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            • Victoria

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              I have always thought cold tea was good for plants, ;) I have even put J's coffee grounds on things. And milk that has gone off, watered down. I was brought up to use what is available. :smile:
               
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