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Apr 19, 2018 11:34 PM CST

I've started a protea garden of sorts... anyone have any experience with them? Im located in southern California, and hear the weather here is perfect for them.

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Apr 21, 2018 6:49 AM CST
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Those are lovely! We lived in Hawaii for a few years and I could grow anything! When we returned to Texas, I realized I wasn't going to be able to have a "Hawaiian garden" here! I do have plumerias, but they have to be dug and stored over winter.

It does look like you have the dry climate needed for proteas. I will watch this thread and enjoy your progress! Thumbs up
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Apr 21, 2018 9:05 AM CST
Name: Karen
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They are lovely! What is your average humidity there? I also lived in the tropics and miss all the plants I could grow.
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Apr 21, 2018 4:53 PM CST

Humidity on average is about 60%, and the wind coming through my area is just right. The planters I know a little north of me in Los Angeles are incredible, and they've managed to keep these plants alive through 100 degree summers (compared to 75 down here in San Diego). I just finished re-potting and mixing about 8 cubic feet of potting medium... I am very ready to sit, and enjoy watching them grow.

Thank you all for the kind comments
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Apr 22, 2018 2:32 PM CST
Name: Karen
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It sounds like you have an ideal place to grow them! Be sure to take a lot of photos to share with us. We don't get to see many proteas.
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