OUR PHILOSOPHY

At Proteaflora, we see gardens and greenspace as treasures within our personal environment which combine nature with design. The Protea is one of nature’s crown jewels which is evident in the beauty of its flower and the story of its origin. We want everyone to join us in our passion and love for this ancient wonder to help create a better world. By cultivating this adaptive flora, we are in turn sharing the wisest flower of them all into the kingdom of our gardens.

Just as every nation needs a leader, every garden needs a king.

– David. M
award winning

The team at Proteaflora is proud to have been recognised by the gardening industry for our work in supplying quality proteas and expert advice to nurseries, garden centres, landscapers and cut flower specialists across the country.

innovation

This ranges from sourcing new opportunities and plant varieties, to continually revisiting production processes to ensure our plants adapt and remain resilient for today’s changing climate in Australia.

quality assurance

Our accreditation and involvement in Ecohort and The Yarra Ranges Shire of Sustainability Program is your guarantee that the plants you receive have been grown according to industry ‘best practice’ and are in top health.

the nursery

AUSTRALIA'S LEADING WHOLESALE SUPPLIER OF PROTEACEAE PLANTS

Tucked away in the foothills of Victoria’s most beautiful mountainous region, The Dandenong Ranges, Proteaflora covers a select growing acreage cultivated specifically for growing Proteaceae plants.

We are a niche specialist nursery that have developed a tailored growing approach for the Protea and its difficult growing conditions. Each plant our customers purchase has been carefully selected and cared for after completing an approximate two year growing journey.

Our production processes hold a number of industry certifications to ensure our customers receive healthy, disease free plants that have been produced in a sustainable and responsible manner.

the nursery

AUSTRALIA'S LEADING WHOLESALE SUPPLIER OF PROTEACEAE PLANTS

Tucked away in the foothills of Victoria’s most beautiful mountainous region, The Dandenong Ranges, Proteaflora covers a select growing acreage cultivated specifically for growing Proteaceae plants.

We are a niche specialist nursery that have developed a tailored growing approach for the Protea and its difficult growing conditions. Each plant our customers purchase has been carefully selected and cared for after completing an approximate two year growing journey.

Our production processes hold a number of industry certifications to ensure our customers receive healthy, disease free plants that have been produced in a sustainable and responsible manner.

The story of the Protea

The Protea is one of the oldest species of plants on this planet and has existed for over 300 million years. Proteas are native to Australia and South Africa and are localised in the Southern Hemisphere. There are over 1,600 different varieties falling under 83 genera which have flourished into discovery. Most of those varieties are recognised horticulturally as one of nature’s hardest plants to propagate.

The name Protea originates from the Greek Legend, where Proteus, son of the Greek God Poseidon, was known for his ability to avoid detection through a mastery of disguise. Some say that he drew his energy from the Protea plant itself – sharing a special connection with it. Don’t be deceived by the Protea though, for when it flowers, it is a reminder to us all that it whispered to the son of a God, holding a magnificence unto itself.

We now see the Protea in the most prestigious of settings and garden arrangements across the world. As a gift, the meaning behind the flower can imply: diversity; adventure; transformation; and courage.

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