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The king of flowers

By November 16, 2017Inspiration
Protea pink fynbos South Africa

We just can’t get enough of the beautiful Protea flower. This striking bloom is perfectly suited to adorn any design, with its colourful and angular features.

The Protea is South Africa’s most ubiquitous symbol, and for good reason, as it’s one of the most unique flowers in the world. There are approximately 1350 different species of Protea flower, with 92% endemic to the Cape Floristic Region. Even more remarkable, the rate of evolution here is three times faster here than normal, resulting in an astounding diversity of plantlife.

The King Protea, or Protea cynaroides, is found only in the Cape Floristic Region, and can reach up to 300mm in diametre and grow up to two metres in height. A few other stunning varieties include the pincushion flower, which has a wide variety of subspecies, such as the fiery Catherine wheel.

If you’re a fan of this gorgeous flower, you’ll love Pure Products’ Cape Town Protea towel, made of soft, hand-sheared microfibre velour on the front, and plush absorbent looped cotton terry on the back.

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