King Protea

 

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. 

 

 Materials Needed

- Scheepjes (Maxi Sugar Rush) You can also use any size 10 crochet thread.

Scheepjes Sugar Rush Thread

Colors

* White

* Willow Green or Lime juice Green (Light Green)

* Forest Green

Other Materials

* 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.

- Light green floral tape

 

 

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!