Most Protea occur south of the Limpopo River. However, Protea kilimanjaro is found in the chaparral zone of Mount Kenya National Park. 92% of the species occur only in the Cape Floristic Region, a narrow belt of mountainous coastal land from Clanwilliam to Grahamstown, South Africa. The extraordinary richness and diversity of species characteristic of the Cape Flora is thought to be caused in part by the diverse landscape where populations can become isolated from each other and in time develop into separate species.
To 1m, sprawling, sharply pointed grey to purplish lvs conceal bowl-shaped fl with dark bracts, rodent pollinated.
USDA Zone - 9
Season to Sow - Autumn
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