King Proteas are among the most beautiful flowers on earth! Crocheting them are even more satisfying! Dive into making these this summer for a blast of happiness in your living space.
- Scheepjes (Maxi Sugar Rush) You can also use any size 10 crochet thread.
Scheepjes Sugar Rush Thread
* Willow Green or Lime juice Green (Light Green)
* Forest Green
* 1.25 mm Crochet Needle
* Glue/ Glue Gun
* Light and Dark Green Floral Tapes (Use what you have)
* White & Rose Pink Paint
* Light Pink Marker
* 18 and 24 gauge wires
- Allene's Draping Liquid (Mix with water) This is optional.
King Protea Fun Facts
- Dating back approximately 300 million years, proteas are considered to be among the oldest families of flowering plants on the planet.
- The father of taxonomy and botanist, Swedish-born Carl Linnaeus, gave the protea (Proteaceae) its name in 1735.
- Proteas are named after Proteus, son of Poseidon and shape-shifter, highlighting the variety of plants found within the large Proteaceae family.
- There are over 1500 species in the Protea family growing in many different shapes, sizes, and colors.
- The King Protea got its name due to resembling a crown and also because it is the largest among all the other Proteas.
- King Protea symbolizes courage and diversity.
- King protea gets all the water it needs from the fog. Leaves absorb moist which collects on their surface.
- The leaves of king protea can be consumed in the form of tea.
- There are 81 varieties of king protea.
- King protea is the national flower of South Africa. The national cricket team of South Africa is known as "the Proteas”.
- The King Protea can live up to 15 years in the wild.
For the perfect duo decor, be sure to check out the Queen Protea!