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Protea repens

   (Family: Proteaceae)
   
Afrikaans: Suikerbos English: common Sugarbush  EDIT
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Plant Type: EDIT  Shrub
Height: 2.5 - 4.5m
Special properties:
  Drought Resistant (heavy)
  Frost Tolerant (light)
  Has Medicinal Uses
Rarity Status:
Common
   
Preferred rainfall: Winter
Preferred altitude: 0 - 1500m
Preferred position:
Full Sun
Tolerated soil:  
  Clay (fine texture, holds a lot of water),
Sand (coarse texture, drains easily)
pH: acid
Biome: Fynbos
 
Flowering time EDIT
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Flower colours
 
Red
 
Cream
Flower type
 
  Flower scent EDIT
  Honey
  Polinator
  The flowers are pollinated by Scarab Beetles and Protea Beetles and many other insects, as well as by birds.
 
 
Leaf shape EDIT
Leaf margin
Leaf type
Leaf arrangement
Leaf texture Smooth
Bark / Stem type
 
  Leaf info EDIT
  Evergreen
 
 
 
Sow seeds in Autumn
 
  Seed info EDIT
 
 
 
Description EDIT
Growing EDIT
Distribution EDIT
History EDIT
Uses EDIT
The abundantly produced nectar was collected in the past to be boiled into a sugary syrup, the so-called 'bossiestroop', an essential component of 19th century medicine chests in the Cape.
Ecology EDIT
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