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Why is the King Protea the national flower?

The king protea (protea cynaroides) took the title of South Africa's national flower in 1976. The king protea, so called because of its resemblance to a crown, is the largest of all proteas and is found in the Cape Floristic region.

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Also asked, why is the Protea our national flower?

Table Mountain forms part of the Cape Floristic Kingdom. The king protea has been South Africa's national flower since 1976. The protea was chosen as it symbolises SA's beauty and, according to, the protea represents the “flowering of our potential as a nation in pursuit of the African Renaissance”.

Also, where does the king protea grow? The species is also known as giant protea, honeypot or king sugar bush. It is widely distributed in the southwestern and southern parts of South Africa in the fynbos region. The king protea is the national flower of South Africa.

Besides, what does the King Protea represent?

The protea flower symbolizes change and transformation across cultures. South Africa: The King Protea (Protea cynaroides) flower (one of the largest and most striking of the protea flowers) is the national flower of South Africa. It earns its name from it's striking petals that resemble a colorful crown.

How much are king protea flowers?

White King Protea are a beautiful large flower on a stem that is about 20 inches tall . The season is from May / June until Winter. White King Protea are sold by the stem and have a heavy flower.

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