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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:
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
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  The flowers are pollinated by Scarab Beetles and Protea Beetles and many other insects, as well as by birds.
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Leaf texture Smooth
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Sow seeds in Autumn
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Distribution EDIT
History 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.
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